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Latest update : 2012-07-03

Finance arm for 'Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy'

What if Nicolas Sarkozy ditched the UMP and relied on his "friends" for a political comeback? Not likely, you might think, but after today it is possible. The "Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy" group has created a fund-raising arm and plans a third meeting in late August, just at the time the main parties are holding their summer meetings. That's the focus for this edition, on Monday 2nd July 2012.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2014-08-29 NATO

No strategy and a beige suit

Barack Obama's press conference yesterday was talked about mostly for his choice of suit... but also for a gaffe in which he said that he had "no strategy" regarding ISIS....

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2014-08-28 Manuel Valls

The deleted tweets of Manuel Valls

French PM Manuel Valls has discovered to his chagrin that deleting tweets that are no longer convenient has placed them under the spotlight even more! Elsewhere, we look at the...

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2014-08-27 French economy

'Macron-economy' pun already worn out

After his surprise appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday's buzz in France has been about Emmanuel Macron. Just 36 and a former Rothschild banker, he is the new Economy Minister. One...

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2014-08-26 eurozone

French government crisis: 'Krankreich' not Frankreich

The French government reshuffle drew one major surprise: the appointment of former Rothschild banker, 36-year-old Emmanuel Macron, as Economy Minister. Hollande and Valls have...

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2014-08-25 François Hollande

It never rains but it pours for François Hollande

The French government is dissolved and a full reshuffle announced: we look at buzz and analysis. Meanwhile, it's 70 years since the Liberation of Paris and François Hollande is...

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