PITTSBURGH -- World leaders took credit Friday for pulling the economy "back from the brink," and promised a new world order of tighter financial regulation and more inclusive global governance to protect the world from future meltdowns.The gathering of the world's 20 top economies cautioned that the recovery remained ...
September 25, 2009Admin
L'AQUILA, Italy – Leaders of the exclusive club of eight industrialized leaders plus five of the fastest developing nations are calling for open markets and a battle against protectionism as the answer to the world's economic meltdown.But the need to save jobs back home is pulling them in the ...
July 9, 2009Admin
Sometimes it pays to kick up a fuss.French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who earlier had threatened to walk out of a G-20 summit if dissatisfied with its progress, claimed Thursday to have obtained a better outcome than he expected."I'm very happy with the result," he said after world leaders ...
April 2, 2009Admin
PARIS - As printing presses churn out revolutionary leaflets, one of France's most popular leftist politicians says plunging stocks, frozen credit markets and bank failures are signs the world economic system is rotten — and needs to be overthrown."A page is being turned," declares Olivier Besancenot, leader of France's Revolutionary ...
October 20, 2008Admin
PARIS - When then-French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin decided to fend off an amorous Italian and play matchmaker between two French utilities last year, he probably could not imagine the marriage might never be consummated. Yet as ...
June 23, 2007Admin
Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Segolene Royal is struggling to shift the focus of her French presidential campaign back to the man she's running against, and away from the one she's lived with for the better part of 25 years.For the full story, click here.
January 26, 2007Admin
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Segolene Royal took her biggest step toward becoming France's first woman president, trouncing two opponents to win the Socialist Party primary.To see the full story, click here.
November 17, 2006Admin
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Segolene Royal, campaigning to be France's first woman president, has graced the front of every major newsweekly -- and two celebrity magazines -- since declaring her possible candidacy last year. One cover this summer had her in a turquoise bikini. ...
September 25, 2006Admin
Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- In 2002, as the U.S. drowned out French objections to the invasion of Iraq, President Jacques Chirac had an idea: create a global television channel to promote the Gallic point of view. ...
June 12, 2006Admin
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- French lawmakers approved a compromise youth-labor law after they voted to officially bury a disputed version President Jacques Chirac scrapped two days ago. ...
April 12, 2006Admin