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​Hollande booed at French Bastille Day parade (VIDEO)
Soldiers from 76 countries marched down the Champs-Élysées in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day and pay tribute to those who lost their lives during World War I – but French President Hollande was booed by the crowd as soon as he joined the festivities.

14.07.2014 23:27

​France: A last tango to economic disaster
Both Paris and Buenos Aires boast magnificent boulevards, beloved of tourists who enjoy looking at nations whose best days are (sadly) long since past.

10.07.2014 07:09

BNP Paribas near record $9bn settlement for violating US sanctions
France’s biggest bank has reportedly agreed an $8-9 billion settlement with US prosecutors over hiding $30 billion in money transfers to countries on the US sanctions blacklist. The fine against BNP Paribas could be a record for this type of violation.

23.06.2014 06:36

D-Day 70th anniversary
World leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, have flocked to France to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in WWII. Amid the celebrations, many of the official meetings have focused on the Ukrainian crisis.

05.06.2014 17:29

‘Obama and Putin should be in the same room at Normandy celebrations’
The Obama administration is pursuing schoolboy tactics by refusing to sit down with Putin at the same room to discuss the Ukrainian crisis and to try to diffuse existing tensions, Asia Times roving reporter Pepe Escobar told RT.

04.06.2014 11:18

EU puts third round sanctions against Russia on pause
The European Union is to delay further sanctions against Russia, as Moscow signaled it is ready to cooperate with Ukraine's likely President Petro Poroshenko.

28.05.2014 09:59

French elections deal blow to Hollande, unprecedented win for far-right
Francois Hollande is expected to launch a major cabinet reshuffle, as preliminary results show his Socialist party suffering a bitter defeat in local elections. The far right meanwhile has made a breakthrough, claiming its biggest victory in history.

31.03.2014 04:49

Militant Islamists call for attacks on France, Hollande assassination
A militant Islamist website has created an online poster campaign falling for terrorist attacks in France and the assassination of President Francois Hollande in retaliation for recent French interventions in Africa.

11.03.2014 09:57

CAR is victim of West vs China fight for influence in Africa
There is competition in Africa between Western powers and China, while local tensions in the Central African Republic are just used as a pretext to intervene, historian Bruno Drweski told RT.

27.02.2014 08:22

Nothing personal? Obama says no nation avoids US spying
Ally or not, the US does not have an agreement with any country that would prevent espionage in light of national security concerns, President Obama said on Tuesday, prior to an official state dinner with a European head of state.

12.02.2014 01:37

Hollande pledges €50bn public spending cut in 2015-17
France will cut public spending by 50 billion euros ($68 billion) in 2015-2017 in a bid to rebuild confidence in the French economy, President Francois Hollande said.

14.01.2014 18:25

Suicide of elderly couple reignites euthanasia debate in France
The suicide of an 86-year-old couple has fueled and fanned the flames of the euthanasia debate in France. Earlier President Francois Hollande had promised to submit a bill on the issue in parliament by the end of 2013.

26.11.2013 13:55

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