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  • Peugeot board set to name Gallois as chairman -sources Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    PARIS, March 18- PSA Peugeot Citroen is set to name senior French civil servant Louis Gallois as its next chairman, sources said on Tuesday as the carmaker's board met to discuss the details of its 3 billion-euro tie-up with China's Dongfeng.

  • PARIS, March 10- French companies see little hope for domestic growth this year and are stepping up efforts to cut costs and fine-tune product lines to contend with stubbornly tough market conditions.

  • People hold placards Ukrainian flags and a banner during a demonstration to support Ukraine's Pro-European protesters on March 5, 2014 in Paris.

    Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days in an escalation of the crisis over Crimea.

  • Patience wearing thin with French reform results Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    *EU Commission subjecting France to enhanced monitoring. PARIS, March 6- France is facing pressure to deliver on long-promised, deep budget savings in the next couple of weeks to keep the increasingly strained faith of its EU partners, bond markets and ratings agencies.

  • *Crimea parliament votes to join Russia, referendum March 16. SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, March 6- Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • *Crimea parliament votes to join Russia, referendum March 16. SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, March 6- Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • *NATO to cut back on cooperation with Russia. PARIS/ KIEV, March 5- High-level diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine made little apparent headway at talks in Paris on Wednesday with Moscow and Washington at odds and Russia's foreign minister refusing to recognise his Ukrainian counterpart.

  • Four billionaires, one telecoms company up for grabs Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    *Vivendi's SFR coveted by Bouygues, Numericable. SFR's owner, Vivendi, confirmed receipt of two offers for France's second-biggest telecom group on Wednesday. The bidders are cable operator Numericable- backed by Patrick Drahi, number 215 on Forbes' billionaires list- and Bouygues- the family company of Martin Bouygues, Forbes' billionaire number 408..

  • WRAPUP 5-Russia rebuffs West on Crimea amid Paris talks Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    PARIS/ KIEV, March 5- Russia rebuffed Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine's Crimea region to their bases on Wednesday amid a day of high-stakes diplomacy in Paris aimed at easing tensions over Ukraine and averting the risk of war.

  • TOKYO, March 4- Russia's incursion into Ukraine is setting off alarm bells in Tokyo, where officials worry that any push by Japan's Western allies to impose economic penalties will undermine its drive to improve relations with Moscow.

  • *Vivendi does not see bid from Iliad- 2nd source. PARIS, March 3- Vivendi has asked bidders for its telecoms business SFR to submit preliminary offers by Wednesday night, said one person close to the situation, putting pressure on Bouygues, a latecomer to the auction whose bid faces competition issues.

  • LONDON, Feb 27- German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Prime Minister David Cameron she was not prepared to promise fundamental reform of the European Union for London's sake, but said the bloc did need some changes and that his country should not leave it.

  • *Germany set for 1.8 percent jump- three times that of Italy. BRUSSELS, Feb 25- Germany is set to accelerate away from France and Italy in 2014 as the fragmented euro zone economy gradually recovers from its worst crisis, the European Commission said on Tuesday. It was powered chiefly by an expected 1.8 percent jump in the euro zone's biggest economy Germany.

  • *France's Western allies reluctant to send troops to help. PARIS/ DAKAR, Feb 23- When France sent troops to halt violence between Christians and Muslims in Central African Republic, commanders named the mission Sangaris after a local butterfly to reflect its short life.

  • President Obama welcomes French President     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    President Obama addresses the agreements him and French President Francois Hollande have made together, including on Syria's chemical weapons, and boosting exports and expanding trade.

  • What will Hollande and Obama be talking about?     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Charles Kolb, president of the French-American Foundation, says he hopes that French president Francois Hollande and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama talk about the EU-U.S. trade deal.

  • Hollande meets Obama for a...tea party? Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    Domestic politics could be at the center of discussions between Hollande and Obama, as tea party-like movements gain popularity in France.

  • Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF, says French President Francois Hollande understands the realities of French business and understands how to create jobs.

  • Hollande suffers blow as French unemployment rises Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 3:29 AM ET

    French unemployment hit a record high of 3.3 million in December, in a further blow to the economic policies of President Francois Hollande.

  • French president admits to personal problems Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    Composite photo with Francois Hollande and French actress Julie Gayet.

    French President Francois Hollande refused on Tuesday to discuss his personal life but said he would clarify the status of France's first lady.