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Politics Francois Hollande

  • 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...

  • PARIS, March 1- Emmanuel Macron's spartan presidential campaign headquarters in western Paris is abuzz with rows of young recruits busy at their laptops. ,the centrist party that has shaken up France's traditional left-right political scene since it was launched last April, were empty. It now has 200,000 members and opinion polls show that 39- year-old Macron...

  • PARIS, Feb 28- France has taken gradual steps aimed at reforming its economy over the last decade, helping to underpin a recovery that is now taking root, even if opposition politicians say it is too little too late. The following is an overview of the main reforms France has carried out over the past decade. Late in his five-year term, Hollande moved to tackle the...

  • PARIS, Feb 28- If financial markets are a guide, France is facing a perilous period of turbulence and uncertainty as the presidential election nears. While France's bond yields have spiked and its stocks have trailed the rest of the euro zone, as investors run scared of political risk, the country's economic prospects are actually looking up.

  • *EU minus Britain to meet in Rome on March 25. *Some see "multi-speed Europe" as divisive, threat. BRUSSELS, Feb 27- European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker will propose to national leaders next month a handful of options for shoring up unity once Britain launches a withdrawal that some fear could trigger a further unravelling of the bloc.

  • Emmanuel Macron, French presidential candidate, gives a thumbs-up to attendees after speaking at a campaign meeting with French expatriates at Central Hall Westminster in London, U.K., on February 21, 2017.

    Have the residents of Paris-on-Thames made up their minds?

  • PARIS, Feb 10- France's economy created jobs at the fastest pace since early 2007 in the final three months of last year with a 0.4 percent quarterly increase in non-farm payrolls, the INSEE statistics agency said on Friday. INSEE said in a first estimate for the fourth quarter that non-farm private sector payrolls had risen by 62,200, the most since a 130,300...

  • 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...