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France Receives 18 Billion Euros in Chinese Contracts

Following the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to France during the week of Monday, March 24, France and China agreed upon a large number of economic contracts meant to stabilize the commercial balance between the two countries. 351 more words

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2014 Municipal Elections Results

The second round of the 2014 French Municipal Elections concluded tonight. Haven’t been following the coverage? Check out our map to see who won in which cities and to find out which cities changed hands. 52 more words

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A Week in France / March 30, 2014: Affairs

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EU gives €11 billion in aid to Ukraine. On March 5, the European Commission promised Kiev €11 billion in aid, taking what many consider a long overdue measure to provide help to the eastern European nation. 1,494 more words

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Live Blog: Municipal Elections 2014 Round 2

Welcome to the LJP Live Blog for the second and final round of the French Municipal Elections!

For additional information, be sure to check out our previous coverage: 862 more words

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Municipal Elections 2014 1st Round: Heavy Socialist Defeat Leads to Strong FN Results

The Parti Socialiste (PS) in government experienced a harsh night Sunday as the results of the first round of the municipal elections were revealed. As expected, the PS stands behind the right-wing… 773 more words

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Sarkozy speaks out amidst series of scandals

For the first time since he lost his reelection campaign in 2012, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has given a public statement defending himself in the wake of a series of political scandals that have plagued him since he left office. 377 more words

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Françafrique: A Resurgent France Has a Responsibility to Keep House in Its Former Colonial Neighborhood

In the mid twentieth century, France’s colonial possessions in Africa encompassed enormous swathes of land, from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia in the northwest to Madagascar in the southeast. 1,612 more words

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