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  • France's Hollande ready to use 'firm' sanctions in Ukraine crisis

    PARIS (Reuters) - France is prepared to seek "firm and graduated" sanctions in the crisis over Ukraine along with its European partners, French President Francois Hollande told U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on Monday, according to a statement from his...
  • France chops red tape to save firms billions of euros

    PARIS (Reuters) - A panel created by President Francois Hollande to cut red tape for French business announced 50 measures on Monday aimed at saving billions of euros a year, as his government seeks to revive a struggling economy. The measures will...
  • France tries mass DNA test in hunt for school rapist

    BORDEAUX, France (Reuters) - French police took DNA samples from hundreds of male pupils and staff on Monday in the hope the mass test could help them find the assailant who raped a 16-year-old girl in the toilets of a school in western France last...
  • Europe's Eurosceptics more united than many think: poll

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Far-right Eurosceptics in France, Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium have far more in common than just animosity towards the European Union or opposition to migration, according to a new survey. Rather than being single-issue...
  • EU could hold summit next week to agree Russia sanctions: Fabius

    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union leaders could hold a summit next week to adopt new sanctions against Russia, France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday. "If it is necessary, there could be a meeting of heads of state and government...
  • Euro zone's February output suggests gradual recovery strengthening

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Output at the euro zone's factories rose broadly in line with expectations in February, driven by production of intermediate and non-durable goods, suggesting the bloc's recovery is gradually strengthening, EU data showed on Monday....
  • Terpstra pips top guns to win Paris-Roubaix

    ROUBAIX, France (Reuters) - Niki Terpstra of the Netherlands seized his opportunity to pip the pre-race favourites and clinch the biggest victory of his career when he won the Paris-Roubaix classic on Sunday. Terpstra, one of the in-form riders going...
  • Wiggins keen for another tilt on fearsome cobbles

    ROUBAIX, France (Reuters) - Shortly after crossing the line on the Roubaix velodrome, Bradley Wiggins lay on the grass, his face reflecting his efforts on the bone-crushing cobbles of the Hell of the North - and he wished he could do it all over again...
  • Sahara Islamists release video of Algerian diplomat hostage: agency

    NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Sahara-based Islamists holding three Algerian diplomats hostage have sent a video of one of them to Mauritania's ANI news agency, ANI said, the first proof of life in over a year. Seven Algerians were kidnapped in the north Mali...
  • 2nd DNA test confirms ID of U.S. soldier buried in France after World War II

    An American forensic lab announced Monday that it confirmed through DNA testing that the remains recovered from a German ossuary in France are those of U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon, who was mistakenly buried with the enemy after World War II. DNA...
  • Holcim announces deal to buy Lafarge

    Holcim announces deal to buy Lafarge
    Holcim of Switzerland unveiled a deal to buy France's Lafarge on Monday to create the world's biggest cement-maker, with $44 billion of annual sales, and launch asset sales worldwide to steer it over antitrust hurdles. The partners billed the industry'...