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Politics Francois Hollande

  • PARIS, Sept 19- The French Socialist Party plans to put its headquarters in Paris up for sale, the party said on Tuesday, as it tries to reinvent itself after a poor performance in elections earlier this year. The sale of the Paris mansion, acquired in 1980, will be used in part to cover the shortfall. The number of Socialist seats in the 577- seat assembly plummeted...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers," some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." Riot police clashed with hooded youths in isolated skirmishes on the fringe of the march led by the...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers", some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." Riot police clashed with hooded youths in isolated skirmishes on the fringe of the march led by the...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers", some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." The Paris prefecture said 24,000 protesters turned out in the capital, where riot police clashed...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers," some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." The Paris prefecture said 24,000 protesters turned out in the capital, where riot police clashed...

  • PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labour reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business. The Elysee Palace and government ministers have scrambled to contain the fallout, saying the 39- year-old was referring to...

  • PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labour reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business. The Elysee Palace and government ministers have scrambled to contain the fallout, saying the 39- year-old was referring to...

  • PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labor reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business. The Elysee Palace and government ministers have scrambled to contain the fallout, saying the 39- year-old was referring to past...

  • PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron's remark that he will not bow to "slackers" who resist labor reforms looked set to dog the image-conscious French leader, with opponents casting him as a champion of the wealthy and big business. The Elysee Palace and government ministers have scrambled to contain the fallout, saying the 39- year-old was referring to past...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, gathering in Paris. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faced the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday when workers from the hard-left CGT union began marching through French cities to protest against a loosening of labour laws. Labour unions have scuppered previous attempts...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, gathering in Paris. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faced the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday when workers from the hard-left CGT union began marching through French cities to protest against a loosening of labor laws. Labour unions have scuppered previous attempts to...

  • *Labour reforms seen in Germany as test of Macron's mettle. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faces the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday, when workers from the hard-left CGT union march through French cities to protest against a loosening of labour regulations. Sounding a call to the working class,...

  • *Labour reforms seen in Germany as test of Macron's mettle. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faces the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday, when workers from the hard-left CGT union march through French cities to protest against a loosening of labor regulations. Sounding a call to the working class, Philippe...

  • *French govt has made 50/ 50 ownership offer to Italy. PARIS, July 26- The French state said on Wednesday it would nationalize the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX's capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new President Emmanuel Macron. Both Fincantieri Chief Executive Giuseppe Bono and...

  • *French govt has made 50/ 50 ownership offer to Italy. PARIS, July 26- The French state said on Wednesday it would nationalise the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX's capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new President Emmanuel Macron. Both Fincantieri Chief Executive Giuseppe Bono and...

  • *French govt has made 50/ 50 ownership offer to Italy. PARIS, July 26- The French state said on Wednesday it would nationalise the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX's capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new President Emmanuel Macron. The threat raises the stakes in a standoff with Rome...

  • *French govt has made 50/ 50 ownership offer to Italy. PARIS, July 26- The French state said on Wednesday it would nationalize the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX's capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new President Emmanuel Macron. The threat raises the stakes in a standoff with Rome...

  • LONDON, July 26- Britain's left-wing opposition party has held a series of meetings with top finance executives, setting out how it would levy taxes on one of the world's biggest financial trading centers if it snatched power from Prime Minister Theresa May. Last week, Labour's finance spokesman John McDonnell chose the London Stock Exchange-- a bastion of...

  • *French govt has made 50/ 50 ownership offer to Italy. PARIS, July 26- The French state said on Wednesday it would nationalize the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX's capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new President Emmanuel Macron. The threat raises the stakes in a standoff with Rome...

  • *French govt has made 50/ 50 ownership offer to Italy. PARIS, July 26- The French state said on Wednesday it would nationalise the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX's capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new President Emmanuel Macron. The threat raises the stakes in a standoff with Rome...