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  • Hollande to meet with Monti, Rajoy in Malta Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 5:03 AM ET

    ROME-- Officials say the leaders of France, Italy and Spain will hold a meeting in Malta that is likely to be dominated by economic issues related to Europe's debt crisis.

  • France's Sarkozy mulling 2017 re-election bid - paper Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 1:49 PM ET

    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.

  • MADRID, Oct 3- The leaders of Spain, France and Italy will meet on Friday on the sidelines of a Mediterranean summit in Malta, the office of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Wednesday.

  • Rajoy, Monti, Hollande to meet on Friday - statement Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    MADRID, Oct 3- The leaders of Spain, France and Italy will meet on Friday on the sidelines of a Mediterranean summit in Malta, the office of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Thursday. The meeting between Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and French President Francois Hollande will take place at 1600 GMT.

  • French First Lady shuns TV job, regrets Royal tweet Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    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.

  • GREECE - Factors to Watch on October 3 Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:53 AM ET

    Greece's Piraeus Bank has struck a preliminary deal to buy French lender Societe Generale's loss-making Greek unit Geniki. FRANCE, FINLAND WANT SWIFT SPAIN, GREECE SOLUTIONS.

  • *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 3- A quest by President Francois Hollande to show he can halt industrial closures by rescuing two mothballed blast furnaces in northeast France risks backfiring, with industry experts doubting any buyer will come forward. With joblessness at over 10 percent and his ratings in free-fall, Hollande persuaded steel giant ArcelorMittal.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Financial Times - Oct 3 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    Financial Times Headlines BLOW FOR BRITAIN'S NUCLEAR REVIVAL- MILIBAND INVOKES' ONE NATION BRITAIN'- US STEPS UP PROBES ON INSIDER TRADING- FSA TO TIGHTEN UP LISTING RULES- DEUTSCHE TELEKOM EYES DEAL FOR US UNIT- L&G INVESTMENT ARM TARGETS PAY MASTERS- PE GROUPS EYE BANK DEAL IN EUROPE- EU REVIEW WANTS BANKING TRADING RINGFENCED- EU DRAFT URGES CONTRACTS FOR EURO STATES- FRENCH REVOLT AGAINST NEW TAX GOES VIRAL- Overview BLOW FOR BRITAIN'S NUCLEAR REVIVAL.

  • Hollande party split on French deficit goal Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    *Socialist Party leader says 2013 deadline "not essential". The measures were intended to show Germany and other euro zone neighbours that France will play its part in ending the sovereign debt crisis, and to persuade financial markets to keep French borrowing costs at their current low level.

  • France, Finland want swift Spain, Greece solutions Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 2- France and Finland want solutions agreed in the next few weeks to the debt crises in Spain and Greece, President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday following a meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen.

  • PARIS, Oct 1- The earth moved at designer Hedi Slimane's womenswear ready-to-wear debut at Yves Saint Laurent on Monday- or at least the ceiling did.

  • U.S.-traded shares of Argentine companies did particularly well, with telecom holding company Nortel Inversora gaining 7.7 percent to $11.10 and Petrobras Argentina, a subsidiary of Brazil's Petrobras adding 4.4 percent to its share price. The BNY Mellon index of leading Latin American ADRs gained 1.1 percent on the day.

  • *ArcelorMittal says will look to move workers to new jobs. FLORANGE, France, Oct 1- ArcelorMittal told unions it will permanently close two mothballed furnaces in northeastern France, enraging workers who blocked access to the steel plant and management offices at the site on Monday.

  • *ArcelorMittal will look to move workers to new jobs. FLORANGE, France, Oct 1- ArcelorMittal told unions it will permanently close two mothballed furnaces in northeastern France, enraging workers who blocked access to the steel plant and management offices at the site on Monday.

  • *ArcelorMittal will look to move workers to new jobs. FLORANGE, France, Oct 1- ArcelorMittal told unions it will permanently close two mothballed furnaces in northeastern France, enraging workers who blocked access to the steel plant and management offices at the site on Monday.

  • *ArcelorMittal will look to move workers to new jobs. By Vincent Kessler FLORANGE, France, Oct 1- Steelmaker ArcelorMittal.

  • French workers occupy plant as Arcelor decides fate Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:45 AM ET

    FLORANGE, France, Oct 1- Workers occupied the site of two idle ArcelorMittal steel furnaces in northeastern France on Monday as management and unions met in Paris to decide the fate of a plant that has become a symbol of the country's industrial decline.

  • French President Francois Hollande

    Tax experts say the planned 75 percent tax rate on France's rich will bring in less than hoped, but still may convince the wealthy to relocate beyond the country's borders.

  • Hollande Faces Questions on Tax Pledge Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 2:40 AM ET
    French President Francois Hollande

    President François Hollande’s socialist government was facing mounting questions on Thursday night over whether it was preparing to back down on its controversial 75 percent marginal tax rate for the rich, the Financial Times reports.

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