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Battle begins over ‘refounding’ of Europe

The European Union began a nine-day battle on Thursday over federal-style changes to save the debt-saddled eurozone, withFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy saying that Europe needs to be “refounded”. In a landmark address in front of 5,000 supporters, Sarkozy said he would meet his German counterpart Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday to agree upon and announce…

French police clash with anti-nuclear activists

Baton-wielding French police battled anti-nuclear protesters Wednesday as the last train carrying German nuclear waste treated in France set off on its journey home. A mobile police canteen was set on fire by demonstrators and at least three people were hurt, two protesters and a riot officer. Spooked by Japan’s…

French, Germans explore idea of core euro zone

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German and French officials have discussed plans for a radical overhaul of the European Union that would involve establishing a more integrated and potentially smaller euro zone, EU sources say. French President Nicolas Sarkozy gave some flavor of his thinking during an address to students in the eastern French city of Strasbourg…

Euro zone rescue plans shrouded in doubt

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A split between the International Monetary Fund and the European Union is threatening to delay Greece’s next aid payment in another blow to European efforts to stem the debt crisis. An admission by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday that Berlin and Paris were divided over how…

Writer says will not pursue Strauss-Kahn in civil case

PARIS (Reuters) – A writer who accused former IMF chiefDominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape said Wednesday she would not pursue a civil case against him after French prosecutorsdropped a criminal investigation into her allegations last week. Tristane Banon, who accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in a Paris flat where she went to interview him…

Leaders meet on crunch weekend for European banking

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagardearrived in Paris on Saturday for talks with President Nicolas Sarkozy on a crunch weekend for the European debt crisis. She made no comment as she went into the Elysee palace. After their talks, Sarkozy was to head to Berlin on Sunday to meetGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel,…

In France, far right capitalizes on euro crisis

AMNEVILLE, France (Reuters)- Amneville, a town in the Moselle region of northeastern France, does not look like a fault-line in the euro zone. The smell of grilled chicken wafts over the marketplace on a recent Saturday morning, the CD vendor plays German oom-pah music, and the sky behind the ochre…

French police round up Roma ahead of vote

MARSEILLE, France — French police on Tuesday rounded up more than 160 members of the Roma minority from a camp in Marseille, sparking the ire of rights groups some six months ahead of presidential elections. President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to make security a central theme of his re-election campaign…

Leftist parties win control of French Senate

By Dave Clark PARIS — France’s left-wing opposition struck a blow against embattled centre-right leader President Nicolas Sarkozy’s hopes for re-election Sunday, winning a historic victory in a senatorial vote. The Socialist Party and its Communist and Green allies won enough seats to give the left control of the upper…

Praying outlawed on streets of Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – A French ban on praying in the street came into force on Friday, driving thousands of Muslim worshippers in northern Paris into a makeshift prayer site in a disused fire brigade barracks, angering a small but vocal minority. The street-prayer ban has highlighted France’s problems assimilating its…

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