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Eight dead in Paris apartment block fire

Eight dead in Paris apartment block fire

Sep 02, – Terrified residents jumped out of windows as flames engulfed the block in an immigrant area of the 18th district of the French capital, at the foot of the Montmartre hill and its tourist attractions. French police arrested a man Wednesday after eight people, including two children, were killed in a fire in […]

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Huge Protest in Paris against France’s gay marriage law

Huge Protest in Paris against France’s gay marriage law

May 26, Paris, AP – The law came into force over a week ago, but organizers decided to go ahead with the long-planned demonstration to show their continued opposition as well as their frustration with President Francois Hollande, who had made legalizing gay marriage one of his keynote campaign pledges in last year’s election. Tens […]

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Despite differences with Merkel, Hollande proposes eurozone ‘government’

Despite differences with Merkel, Hollande proposes eurozone ‘government’

May 17, AP – To mark his one year anniversary in office, the French president gave a wide-ranging 150-minute news conference, a day after economic data showed France had slipped into recession. The leaders of the eurozone’s two biggest economies, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, insist their ties are strong, despite differing views on Europe’s […]

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French Senate votes on significant labor reform package

French Senate votes on significant labor reform package

May 14, AP – President Francois Hollande has promoted the bill as one of his administration’s signature pieces of legislation which will reform the country’s notoriously hidebound labor market. It includes measures such as making it easier for workers to change jobs and for companies to fire employees. France’s parliament is expected to pass a […]

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