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The Islamic State Is Upset With France's New Name For Them

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

ISIS, IS, the Islamic State, ISIL -- the international community can't seem to decide what to call the Islamic extremists who have been terrorizing th...

France's Socialist Government Dissolves In Internal Feud

AP | LORI HINNANT and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about ho...

France Is Redrawing Its Map To Save Money

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's administrative regions — Normandy, Alsace, Burgundy, etc. — have long been part of the identity of citizens of this divers...

A Big Uh-Oh For Hollande's Gov't

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 05.31.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande named former Interior Minister Manuel Valls as France's new prime minister Monday, just 24 hours after his ...

Vote Wisely

Jacques Attali | Posted 05.11.2014 | World
Jacques Attali

The forthcoming municipal elections, within a month from now, should offer the opportunity for exciting and fruitful debates on future ways of living together. Unfortunately, in France, we are still very far from it; only personal squabbles and party differences can be heard.

Much To Learn? French Govt Gets Anti-Sexism Lessons

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 12.30.2012 | World

PARIS — First there was Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who allegedly referred to women as "material," then catcalls in the French Parliament just becau...

France To Pursue Budget Reforms Following Downgrade

AP | By ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

PARIS -- France's prime minister said Saturday his country will push ahead with cost-cutting measures after its top-tier debt rating was downgraded, a...

French Ex-Minister To Be Questioned On Orgy Claims

AP | PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

PARIS — The French prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation Wednesday after a former government minister alleged that another ex-m...

France Says China Would Support French Candidate For IMF Chief

Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

PARIS (Alexandria Sage) - China would support Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as the next IMF chief, the French government said on Tuesday, ba...

French Cabinet Reshuffle Puts Conservatives At Top

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy appointed a new government Sunday in a marathon weekend reshuffle with faithful allies taking top posts...

Tom Friedman's Take On "Wimps" and "The Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

How are we going to compete in years to come as we go head-to-head with societies that are far better equipped to deal with the exigencies of the future?

High Speed Rail Speeding Ahead at Snail's Pace

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Given the success and public enthusiasm for high speed rail around the world, our efforts are long overdue in what is rapidly becoming the preferred mode of transport of the 21st century and beyond.

GM's Own "Heritage Collection" Is Now Up for Sale

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM is selling off, one-by-one, piece-by-piece, memory-by-memory, the GM Heritage Collection. Finding out felt like I'd taken a punch to the gut.

French Minister Says Controls Failed

AP | EMMANUEL GEORGES-PICOT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS — Controls at French banking icon Societe Generale missed or ignored suspicious activity by a trader whose dealings led to about $7 billio...