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Politics Francois Hollande

  • PARIS, Feb 8- The French government's public deficit reduction target for 2017 will be "very difficult" to achieve, as it underestimates a rise in public spending and sets overly optimistic tax income forecasts, France's auditing court said on Wednesday. The court also offered a less than rosy assessment of the government's past efforts to cut France's public...

  • PARIS, Feb 7- The number of foreign tourists visiting France rose in the fourth quarter of 2016, official data showed on Tuesday, confirming a gradual rebound in a sector that has been hit by a wave of Islamist militant attacks. The number of nightly stays in France by foreign tourists rose 2.9 percent in the three months to end-December compared to the same period...

  • Le Pen and Macron trying to grab voters disappointed with Fillon

    CNBC reporter Claire Fournier discusses French presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, following their latest speeches given in Lyon.

  • *Tourism in Paris has suffered from Islamist militant attacks. Police inquiries had established that the man, who was hovering between life and death after being shot, was a 29- year-old Egyptian who arrived in France on Jan. 26 after obtaining a tourist visa in Dubai, the Paris prosecutor said. Police have searched an apartment the man had rented in Paris and are...

  • VALLETTA, Feb 3- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of other founding states of the European Union spoke on Friday of some countries moving ahead faster than others with further integration. After a summit in Malta at which all national leaders discussed plans for a formal declaration in March on the future of the bloc following Britain's departure,...

  • *Libya anarchy hampers efforts at control, deportation. "If the situation stays as is now, in a few weeks we will have a humanitarian crisis and people will start pointing fingers, saying Europe has done nothing," said Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of Malta, which currently holds the presidency of the bloc. Medecins Sans Frontieres, which works on the ground, said...

  • strong legitimacy within politcal party - should French socialist even bother staying in election race

    CNBC's Claire Fournier weighs in on the latest news concerning the upcoming French presidential election.

  • CNBC’s Claire Fournier takes a look at how France reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest immigration policies.

  • January 23, 2017: A full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. On January 26, 2017 India will celebrate its 68th Republic Day with a large military parade.

    India flexes its military muscles on Thursday as it showcases its latest defense arsenal at the 68th Republic Day parade.

  • PARIS, Jan 24- The board of French state-controlled utility EDF has approved compensation for the planned closure of EDF's Fessenheim nuclear plant, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The deciding ballot was then cast by EDF's Chief Executive Officer Jean-Bernard Levy, the source said. Some candidates in France's April and May...

  • PARIS, Jan 24- The board of French state-controlled utility EDF has approved state compensation for the planned closure of EDF's Fessenheim nuclear plant, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The 1,800- MW Fessenheim plant in northeastern France was commissioned in 1978 and is scheduled to stop production this year following a 2012...

  • Enormous surpise after the French socialist primary

    CNBC reporter Claire Fournier discusses the latest developments in French politics.

  • PARIS, Jan 20- Recent production problems at Zodiac Aerospace partially influenced the French seatmaker's decision to agree to be taken over by aero engines group Safran, a leading Zodiac shareholder said. A cash pile left by Safran's decision last year to sell its security business also facilitated the 9.7 billion-euro deal, reached more than six years after...

  • No return to borders of the past between UK and Ireland: Enda Kenny - Britain will not be a member of the single market

    Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny discusses his country's relationship with the U.K.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 18- Just as British ministers were hoping to win EU leaders' support for their newly revealed Brexit plan, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson raised hackles by comparing any attempt to punish Britain to a World War Two escape movie. He was visiting New Delhi a day after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the case for a "hard Brexit." The wartime comment...

  • 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.