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Politics Francois Hollande

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 18- Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday compared any attempt to punish Britain for leaving the European Union to a World War Two escape movie, saying both sides would do better to strike a mutually beneficial trade deal. Speaking in New Delhi a day after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the case for a "hard Brexit", in which Britain leaves...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 18- Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday compared any attempt to punish Britain for leaving the European Union to a World War Two escape movie, saying both sides would do better to strike a mutually beneficial trade deal. Speaking in New Delhi a day after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the case for a "hard Brexit", in which Britain leaves...

  • Former French PM trailing rivals as left-wing presidential nominee: Analyst

    Kit Nicholl, political and security analyst at IHS Markit, weighs in on the potential candidates in this year's French presidential election.

  • PARIS, Jan 12- French conservative Francois Fillon will beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen by 63 percent to 37 percent if they meet head to head in a presidential election runoff in May, a poll showed on Thursday. The poll showed him trailing National Front leader Le Pen by one or two percentage points in the first-round vote on April 23, but picking up enough votes...

  • Italian PM Gentiloni is in a good condition after undergoing a heart procedure at a Rome hospital, government officials said on Wednesday.

  • BERLIN, Jan 10- The euro may not exist in 10 years' time if Paris and Berlin fail to bolster the single currency union, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, adding the current system benefited Germany at the expense of weaker member states. France must implement labour market reforms and revamp its education system to revive growth,...

  • BERLIN, Jan 10- The euro may not exist in 10 years' time if Paris and Berlin fail to bolster the single currency union, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, adding the current system benefited Germany at the expense of weaker member states. France must implement labor market reforms and revamp its education system to revive growth, while...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • PARIS, Jan 4- French firebrand socialist Arnaud Montebourg said on Wednesday he would levy a supertax on banks to raise 5 billion euros if elected president in May and that he was prepared to nationalise a bank too. Hollande is not seeking a second term and will leave behind a Socialist Party divided between hardline leftists like Montebourg, who want a return to...

  • *Critics say France should follow Germany's green energy drive. But given its importance to a nuclear industry that generates three quarters of France's electricity and employs 220,000 people, the next government probably has little choice but to stand by the scheme hatched under outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande. France has a small but...

  • BERLIN, Jan 2- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is steering clear of the World Economic Forum in Davos, a meeting expected to be dominated by debate over the looming presidency of Donald Trump and rising public anger with elites and globalisation. This year's conference runs from Jan. 17-20 under the banner "Responsive and Responsible Leadership".

  • PARIS, Dec 22- France will convene some 70 countries on Jan. 15 for a Middle East peace conference in Paris, its foreign minister said on Thursday, and will invite the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet separately at its conclusion. France has repeatedly tried to breathe new life into the peace process this year, holding a preliminary conference in June where...

  • As Britain's David Cameron, Italy's Matteo Renzi and France's Francois Hollande all succumbed to the scorn of angry voters, the German chancellor promised to fight for a fourth term and seemed destined to win it. That is still the base case scenario as Germany gears up for an election in the autumn of next year, one of several in Europe that could tilt the region's...

  • PARIS, Dec 20- Centrist former minister Emmanuel Macron is for the first time more popular than his conservative rival for the French presidency, Francois Fillon, according to an Odoxa poll of approval ratings for L'Express magazine and France Inter. That put him ahead of second-placed Alain Juppe, down 4 points at 33 percent, and ahead of Fillon, who lost 6...

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, Dec 15- Greece snubbed its international lenders and legislated plans on Thursday to give pensioners a one-off Christmas bonus despite misgivings from creditors in a standoff over the country's third bailout. Lenders on Wednesday said they were suspending a deal clinched earlier this month to offer Greece short-term debt relief after...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 15- Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday he considers Mediaset and the telecommunications sector as important and will monitor it against hostile takeovers, but this should not be interpreted as an undue interference. Earlier on Thursday France's Vivendi SA said it had reached its initial goal of amassing a 20 percent stake...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 15- Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday he considers Mediaset and the telecommunications sector as important and will monitor it against hostile takeovers, but this should not be interpreted as an undue interference. Earlier on Thursday France's Vivendi said it had reached its initial goal of amassing a 20 percent stake in...