PARIS (Reuters) – France said on Monday it was at war with al Qaeda’s North African branch and will intensify military support for governments in the region combating the Islamist fighters who killed an elderly French hostage.
SINGAPORE/PARIS, July 26 (Reuters) – Investors in Asia took
some reassurance that European banks had passed “stress tests”
on their ability to deal with a debt crisis, which has been a
cloud over the global economic recovery.
PARIS (Reuters) – EU tests of banks’ ability to withstand financial shocks, criticized as too easy after only 7 out of 91 failed, face their own stress test in the markets on Monday with early signs pointing to a more positive response.
PARIS, July 23 (Reuters) – Liliane Bettencourt, France’s
richest woman at the centre of a scandal over alleged tax
evasion and illegal political funding, will be questioned by
police next week, her lawyer said on Friday.
PARIS (Reuters) – As police struggle to clamp a lid on violence in a poor neighborhood of Grenoble, officials say the latest riot shows that France’s high-rise neighborhoods are a disaster waiting to happen — again.
PARIS (Reuters) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy, trying to draw a line under a damaging furore over alleged illegal political donations, urged a minister at the centre of the affair to step down as treasurer of his ruling UMP party.