The opposition Democratic Unity coalition wins the legislature for the first time in 16 years.
Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana discusses his tax plan.
Catherine Boyle, CNBC correspondent, explains what the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the U.K. Labour Party means for British politics.
Karine Berger, Member of Parliament for the French Socialist Party, tells CNBC that the French socialist government is company friendly, business friendly and market friendly.
France unveiled a long-awaited bank reform, hailing it as a model for the rest of Europe even as critics said it fell short of President Francois Hollande's campaign pledge to get tough with the financial sector.
As Washington scrambles to avoid the "fiscal cliff," some leaders of China are committed to never allowing their country to fall into the same financial trap.
Albert Frère, the billionaire, is known as the most French of Belgian tycoons. Now his business partner, Bernard Arnault, is poised to become Belgium’s most famous Frenchman if his application for citizenship succeeds, the Financial Times reports.
The call to Vincent Grandil’s Paris law firm began like many others that have rolled in recently. On the line was the well-paid chief executive of one of France’s most profitable companies, and he was feeling nervous.
With his first Bastille Day approaching on Saturday, François Hollande and his government have had a good start to his presidency, impressing the French with a down-to-earth style, the New York Times reports.
Is President Obama a socialist? To many historians and political scientists — and to actual socialists as well — the persistent claim lacks credence.
The outcome of Sunday’s elections in Greece and France has raised fears that the euro zone debt crisis has entered a new phase, as leaders opposed to austerity threaten to wipe out crisis-fighting measures.
French Socialist presidential hopeful Francois Hollande promised on Sunday to take tough measures to reduce the "dominance of finance", two days after France's top-notch triple-A credit rating was cut by agency Standard & Poor's.
"The solution for this crisis of the euro will be more economic governance at the European levels," Pedro Sanchez, the vice-president of the Spanish socialist party PSOE told CNBC ahead of difficult general elections. "Europe will never be the problem for the world or the member states, it will be the solution," he added.
Around 750,000 British teachers, civil servants, border agents and other public sector workers went on strike on Thursday after negotiations with the government failed to come to a resolution over proposed pension reforms.
Pentecost, from the Ancient Greek pentếkosta, meaning fiftieth, is the Christian holiday celebrating the Holy Spirit descending on the Apostles fifty days after Easter.
Having failed to secure a majority in Sunday’s election, the new conservative-led coalition will face a daunting task as it attempts to turn around its country’s ailing finances, according to Barclays Capital.
French politicians are up in arms against proposals that would force those benefiting from state aid to do community service hours, which in the country's legal system are part of a list of punishments for those condemned for crimes such as damaging goods, petty theft or insulting the police.
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