Two French soldiers have been killed in the Central African Republic, the French presidency has announced. French and African Union troops are taking part in a UN-backed military operation aimed at halting inter-religious violence in the country.
Latest update: 04/03/2013
- Austerity - François Fillon - François Hollande - French economy - French politics - Nicolas Sarkozy
Austerity measures: reaching the limit?
The government had been adamant: there would be no more taxes in 2014. But now it says it needs to find an extra 6 billion euros. Also this week: François Fillon, who was Nicolas Sarkozy's prime minister for 5 years, announces his intention to run for president in 2017, a move that could hurt Sarkozy's own chances of a comeback.
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
- Denis Demonpion, Senior Writer, Le Nouvel Observateur Magazine.
Prepared by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo