4 hrs ago
The Star Online
IMF's Lagarde escapes formal investigation in court
French magistrates decided on Friday not to place IMF chief Christine Lagarde under formal investigation over her role in a 285-million-euro arbitration payment made to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.
6 hrs ago
IMF's Lagarde questioned in French arbitration case
Head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, was questioned again by French prosecutors on Friday over her role in a 285 million euro payment made to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, which dates back to 2007 when she was Sarkozy's finance minister.
11 hrs ago
France Set to Dump 'Three Strikes' Law - But Keep Several Other Bad Ideas In Place
France was one of the first countries to impose laws that require ISPs terminate the service of users who repeatedly engage in copyright infringement.
Thu May 23, 2013
IMF chief Lagarde in court in fraud probe
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, leaves her apartment building before appearing in French court, in Paris, Thursday, May 23, 2013.
IMF backs Lagarde over probe, says preferred creditor status not at risk in Greece
The International Monetary FundA's board of directors is backing Managing Director Christine Lagarde, who is being questioned by a French court over a decision she made as finance minister, a fund spokesman said.
Francois Hollande: Presidency through ambiguity
IT ALL started with the word "normal". FranA ois Hollande chose the term to define the sort of president he promised to be.
Africa: France-Afrique: Breaking The Ties
The French army's recent intervention in Mali has sparked fresh debate about the relationship between France and Africa.
Wed May 22, 2013
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Sarkozy Hits Out at Europe Over Syria
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on a visit to Israel, hit out at Europe on Wednesday for failing to act in the wake of the ongoing civil war in Syria.
Mais non! French universities may teach in English
The National Assembly on Wednesday was taking up an education reform bill that would allow public universities to hold some courses -- like science or economics classes -- in English, a plan that has alarmed language purists and the political far-right alike.
Sacre bleu! Proposal to legalize English-language courses at French universities stirs debate
The National Assembly on Wednesday was taking up an education reform bill that would allow public universities to hold some courses - like science or economics classes - in English, a plan that has alarmed language purists and the political far-right alike.
Carla Bruni Talks About Reviving Her Musical Career, Live-Streams Her New Album
Now that Carla Bruni is no longer France's First Lady, she might have expected the spotlight to be back on her music career with the release of her fourth album, Little French Songs.
IMF's Lagarde to be quizzed in French arbitration case
IMF chief Christine Lagarde will be questioned by a French magistrate on Thursday over her role in a 285-million-euro arbitration payment made to a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.
Mon May 20, 2013
The American Spectator
A Nation on the Edge
ONLY ONE YEAR INTO his presidency, FranA ois Hollande, France's bland, indecisive, but stubbornly doctrinaire socialist leader, is already setting records.
Sun May 19, 2013
International Business Times
France Defies Protests to Legalise Gay Marriage
A gay couple embrace after the French parliament approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children French President Francois Hollande has signed a bill legalising gay marriage in France, after a right-wing challenge to the law was rejected by the country's Constitutional Council.
Sat May 18, 2013
France constitutional court approves same-sex marriage bill
The court rejected the challenge but did clarify that the right of same-sex couples to adopt does not establish [France24 report] a "right to a child." French President Francois Hollande [official website, in French], a supporter of the legislation, is expected to sign the bill into law next week.
Fri May 17, 2013
Hollande to sign gay marriage bill
France's president is to sign into law a controversial bill that will make the country the eighth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.
Thu May 16, 2013
SA may enhance cultural diplomacy
The government is considering posting dedicated cultural attaches at South Africa's missions abroad, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said on Thursday.
Banlieues Now Seen as Bastions of Innovation
After years of neglect, periodic riots, and unfulfilled promises from the state, Paris's low-income suburbs are finally doing for themselves what had long been promised to them - creating opportunities for economic development and social integration.
Wed May 15, 2013
Blatter says World Cup in Qatar heat "not rational"
Playing the 2022 World Cup in the searing summer heat of Qatar is "not rational and reasonable," FIFA President Sepp Blatter said in a newspaper interview.
International Business Times
France to Impose 'Cultural Tax' on Tech Giants to Fund Cultural Projects
Taxes in France are levied in various forms. No one is spared from it, not even ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy who finally had to shift to neighboring country to avoid paying taxes.