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Aug 2, 2013
Aug 2, 2013

France to cut military staff by 12 percent in six-year budget

PARIS (Reuters) – France will cut nearly 34,000 military personnel under a proposed six-year defence budget to be unveiled on Friday, as government belt-tightening and a desire for more nimble forces alters the makeup of Europe’s second-largest army.

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will present the 190 billion euro ($251 billion) budget in a cabinet meeting.

Aug 2, 2013

France to cut military staff by 12 percent in six-year budget

PARIS (Reuters) – France will cut nearly 34,000 military personnel under a proposed six-year defence budget to be unveiled on Friday, as government belt-tightening and a desire for more nimble forces alters the makeup of Europe’s second-largest army.

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will present the 190 billion euro (166 billion pounds) budget in a cabinet meeting.

Aug 2, 2013

France to cut military staff by 12 pct in six-yr budget

PARIS, Aug 2 (Reuters) – France will cut nearly 34,000
military personnel under a proposed six-year defence budget to
be unveiled on Friday, as government belt-tightening and a
desire for more nimble forces alters the makeup of Europe’s
second-largest army.

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will present the 190
billion euro ($251 billion) budget in a cabinet meeting.

Jun 7, 2013

France widens tax investigation of Swiss bank UBS

PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) – Swiss bank UBS has been
placed under formal investigation for alleged complicity in
suspected illegal sales practices, the French prosecutor’s
office said on Friday, a week after the bank’s French business
suffered the same fate.

At issue is whether UBS offered potential French clients
investments that prosecutors allege were designed to evade
taxes.

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