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Politics Francois Hollande

  • PARIS, March 20- France and Japan support a "free and open maritime order" in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said after talks with French President Francois Hollande on Monday. The message seemed aimed at China, which claims almost all the South China Sea and which has fueled concern in Japan and the West with its growing military...

  • *France and Germany still to face test of rising populism. AMSTERDAM, March 16- EU leaders lined up on Thursday to congratulate Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on beating far-rightist Geert Wilders in the first of a series of European elections this year in which populist insurgent parties are hoping to rock the establishment. Rutte, whose win helped boost the...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 16- Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism. He declared it an "evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said'...

  • LONDON, March 10- Legislation giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to begin the formal process of Britain's exit from the European Union is expected to complete its passage through parliament next week. Article 50 legislation returns to parliament's lower house, the House of Commons, for lawmakers to debate conditions attached to it by members of the...

  • LONDON, March 10- Legislation giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to begin the formal process of Britain's exit from the European Union is expected to complete its passage through parliament next week. Article 50 legislation returns to parliament's lower house, the House of Commons, for lawmakers to debate conditions attached to it by members of the...

  • LONDON, March 10- Legislation giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to begin the formal process of Britain's exit from the European Union is expected to complete its passage through parliament next week. Article 50 legislation returns to parliament's lower house, the House of Commons, for lawmakers to debate conditions attached to it by members of the...

  • LONDON, March 10- Legislation giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to begin the formal process of Britain's exit from the European Union is expected to complete its passage through parliament next week. Article 50 legislation returns to parliament's lower house, the House of Commons, for lawmakers to debate conditions attached to it by members of the...

  • President Donald Trump plans to build on the border with Mexico, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Thursday. Trump's plan has caused a diplomatic crisis with Mexico, and in an interview with Agence France Presse earlier this week, LafargeHolcim's chief executive Eric Olsen said he was prepared to supply the materials for it.

  • PARIS, March 7- Friends and foes in the political camp of Francois Fillon sought to bridge divisions and put the French conservative candidate's presidential bid back on track on Tuesday after agreeing to stick with him despite a damaging financial scandal. "The page has turned," Bruno Retailleau, Fillon's campaign coordinator, told Radio Classique.

  • BRUSSELS, March 5- Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk this month to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU treaty. March 13- The earliest the British parliament can complete approvals to launch what Britain says is an irrevocable divorce. March 20- To frustrate Scotland's...

  • BRUSSELS, March 5- Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk this month to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU treaty. March 13- The earliest the British parliament can complete approvals to launch what Britain says is an irrevocable divorce. March 20- To frustrate Scotland's...

  • BRUSSELS, March 5- Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk this month to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU treaty. March 13- The earliest the British parliament can complete approvals to launch what Britain says is an irrevocable divorce. March 20- To frustrate Scotland's...

  • BRUSSELS, March 5- Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk this month to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU treaty. March 13- The earliest the British parliament can complete approvals to launch what Britain says is an irrevocable divorce. March 20- To frustrate Scotland's...

  • PARIS, March 6- Outgoing French President Francois Hollande said in European newspaper interviews published on Monday that his "ultimate duty" was to prevent a victory of far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in this year's election. "My ultimate duty is to make sure that France is not won over by such a programme, and that France does not bear such a heavy...

  • BRUSSELS, March 5- Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk this month to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU treaty. March 13- The earliest the British parliament can complete approvals to launch what Britain says is an irrevocable divorce. March 20- To frustrate Scotland's...

  • BRUSSELS, March 5- Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk this month to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU treaty. March 13- The earliest the British parliament can complete approvals to launch what Britain says is an irrevocable divorce. March 20- To frustrate Scotland's...

  • BRUSSELS, March 5- Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk this month to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU treaty. March 13- The earliest the British parliament can complete approvals to launch what Britain says is an irrevocable divorce. March 20- To frustrate Scotland's...

  • BRUSSELS, March 5- Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk this month to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU treaty. March 13- The earliest the British parliament can complete approvals to launch what Britain says is an irrevocable divorce. March 20- To frustrate Scotland's...

  • *Campaign team member Bruno Le Maire resigns. PARIS, March 1- Conservative Francois Fillon promised on Wednesday to fight "to the end" in France's presidential election despite a deepening financial scandal, but his campaign suffered new blows as a top aide resigned and a party backing him suspended its support. "I put myself before the French people because it is...

  • *Campaign team member Bruno Le Maire resigns. PARIS, March 1- Conservative Francois Fillon promised on Wednesday to fight "to the end" in France's presidential election despite a deepening investigation into a financial scandal, but his campaign suffered a new blow as a top aide resigned. "I put myself before the French people because it is their suffrage, and not a...