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Hollande pledges to 'eradicate' tax havens
French president, grappling with tax-fraud scandal, wants new transparency requirement extended to banks across EU.
Last updated: 10 Apr 2013 17:10 GMT
French assembly passes gay marriage bill
The 320-299 vote follows months of debate and controversy that provoked mass rallies across France both for and against.
Last updated: 12 Feb 2013 19:42 GMT
Sarkozy questioned over 'illegal poll funds'
Magistrates try to establish whether ex-president received campaign donations from France's richest woman in 2007.
Last updated: 22 Nov 2012 21:07 GMT
Socialists secure big gains in France
President Hollande's party wins solid majority in National Assembly in second round of parliamentary vote.
Last updated: 18 Jun 2012 08:53 GMT
French left seeks gains in runoff elections
President Francois Hollande's Socialists target solid majority in National Assembly in second-round parliamentary vote.
Last updated: 17 Jun 2012 14:22 GMT
French voters hand mandate to Hollande
New president's Socialists set to gain majority in National Assembly, bolstering his plans for "tax-and-spend" agenda.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2012 09:04 GMT
France's Hollande plunges into debt crisis
President-elect Francois Hollande's decisions on eurozone austerity and NATO troop withdrawals will be closely watched.
Last updated: 07 May 2012 15:37 GMT
Hollande wins French presidency
Swept along by groundswell of anger against incumbent Sarkozy, Hollande becomes first Socialist president in 17 years.
Last updated: 07 May 2012 14:17 GMT
Profile: Nicolas Sarkozy
Despite low approval ratings during his first term, 'President Bling-Bling' is not yet out of the race.
Last updated: 05 May 2012 05:14 GMT
French candidates prepare for second round
Both Hollande and Sarkozy try to re-energise supporters and find fresh voters in the lead-up to May 6 run-off.
Last updated: 23 Apr 2012 17:39 GMT
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Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
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