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PARIS, Oct 9- France's lower house of parliament approved ratification of a European budget discipline treaty by a large majority on Tuesday, paving the way for its adoption in the euro zone's second-biggest economy.
PARIS, Oct 9- French riot police used teargas to disperse protesters outside the Paris auto show on Tuesday, during nationwide demonstrations over mounting job losses in a country where unemployment is at its highest since 1999 and economic growth at a standstill.
*Civil service benefits straining public finances. PARIS, Oct 9- Savouring a long lunch after a morning tending to baby quince and pear trees, the French Senate's 78 gardeners are blissfully untouched by the economic crisis gnawing at Europe's core.
PARIS, Oct 9- French riot police fired teargas to disperse protesters outside the Paris auto show on Tuesday as people marched nationwide to denounce hardship and job losses in a country where unemployment is at its highest since 1999 and economic growth has stopped.
PARIS, Oct 9- France's lower house of parliament voted to ratify a European budget discipline treaty on Tuesday as most left-wing lawmakers got behind Socialist President Francois Hollande on a law seen as key to restoring euro zone stability.
PARIS, Oct 5- French automaker Renault plans to build more than 70 percent of its Clio subcompacts in Turkey, union sources said, in a shift abroad that could inflame tensions with workers and the government, its biggest shareholder.
PARIS, Oct 3- Nicolas Sarkozy has told a friend he has "no choice" but to seek re-election to the French presidency in 2017, weekly paper Le Canard Enchaine reported on Wednesday, after saying he would quit politics following his election defeat in May.
PARIS, Oct 3- France's "First Lady" is dropping plans to relaunch a TV career but says that she will not quit as a journalist at Paris Match magazine because she wants to raise her children without depending on President Francois Hollande for money.
*Regrets Twitter swipe at Segolene Royal* Says TV work may not be fitting, but magazine work vital* Popularity rating sinks in new poll By Brian Love.
PARIS, Oct 1- Fresh from the successful re-launch of sleepy French shoemaker Roger Vivier, Italy's king of luxury Tod's Chairman Diego Della Valle is resuscitating Schiaparelli, a fashion brand inspired by Surrealists that has lain dormant since 1954..
Some of Europe’s biggest fund managers have confirmed they are dumping euro assets amid rising fears over a possible Greek exit from the euro zone and single currency turmoil, the Financial Times reports.
French socialist Francois Hollande is inaugurated as president in the Elysee Palace in Paris; Nicolas Sarkozy takes his leave.
Discussing Europe's debt and political drama, with John Browne, Euro Pacific Capital and Steve Massocca, Wedbush Securities.
In the cacophony of the euro zone debt crisis, there are some voices that matter. Eurogroup chair Jean-Claude Juncker. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. EU Commissioner Olli Rehn. And, of course, "@Queen_Europe,” a.k.a. the Twitter artist formerly known as "@Angela_d_Merkel.”
Veronique De Rugy, Senior Scholar, Mercatus Center at George Mason University says not all austerity is the same and that a better option is austerity with spending cuts accompanied with structural reforms.
Greg Ip, The Economist editor, shares perspective on this weekend's presidential election of Socialist Francois Hollande in France and what would happen if Mitt Romney wins the U.S. presidential election in November.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy concedes defeat to Socialist Francois Hollande in Sunday's presidential election. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi filed this report.
It has been a weekend of major change in the European political landscape, with elections in France, Greece, the UK, Germany and Italy. Some observers are now saying that if the politics of austerity continue, Europe could be in danger of breaking up.
Sunday will bring elections in both France and Greece. Here's your trading strategy.
Discussing ways in which the French election could impact the American economy, with Morris Reid, BGR Group and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum. Also, CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the Treasury has announced a public offering of AIG common stock.