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  • Renzi struggling to rein in Italy's big-spending state

    ROME (Reuters) - Carlo Cottarelli left a high-level job at the International Monetary Fund last year to help the Italian government cut high public spending. Nine months on, the craggy 59-year-old economist and newly minted "spending commissioner" has...
  • Nibali perfectly poised for climbs, say Astana team

    MULHOUSE France (Reuters) - Vincenzo Nibali's week-long hold on the yellow jersey came to an end on Sunday but his Astana team believe they are exactly where they want to be as the Tour de France heads into its first major mountain stage. Monday's lung-...
  • Japan investors bulk up on French bonds, bet on euro zone 'Japanisation'

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese investors have been buying most of France's government debt recently in a record surge spurred by expectations that Europe faces the kind of deflation and growth that Japan suffered for decades. Since the European Central...
  • Factbox - World Cup finals

    (Reuters) - The following is a list of FIFA World Cup finals. 2014 World Cup Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Germany 1 Argentina 0 2010 World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa. Spain 1 Netherlands 0 2006 World Cup Berlin, Germany. Italy 1 France 1...
  • Martin wins Tour's 9th stage; Gallopin new leader

    Martin wins Tour's 9th stage; Gallopin new leader
    MULHOUSE, France - Germany's Tony Martin powered to an impressive victory in the ninth stage of the Tour de France after a 155-kilometer mountain raid in the Vosges that saw Vincenzo Nibali surrender the yellow jersey to France's Tony Gallopin on Sunday....
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    DAY TRIPPIN' •The Amish Experience, Lancaster, Kitchen Kettle Village, Amish farmland and homestead tour, dinner at Plain & Fancy, Oct. 23. $92. Deadline: Sept. 19. Notre Dame 55+ Club, Lynn, 610-252-5638. •Mann Center, Philiadelphia,...
  • U.S. won't extend nuclear talks without concessions from Iran

     U.S. officials warned Saturday that they would not seek to extend negotiations over Iran's nuclear program beyond the July 20 deadline unless Tehran's negotiators make major concessions in the next several days. With top Western diplomats convening...
  • Sarkozy's war with judges risks hurting French establishment

    PARIS (Reuters) - In accusing magistrates of persecuting him, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is taking on an old enemy in a fight that could hurt both politicians and judges, fuelling a sense of public disenchantment with France's ruling elite....
  • France's Fabius says Gaza ceasefire is 'absolute priority'

    VIENNA (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Sunday said that securing a ceasefire for the Gaza Strip and preventing an escalation of the latest outbreak of hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians was top priority for France. "In...
  • Author explores era 'When the United States Spoke French'

    Author explores era 'When the United States Spoke French'
    What remarkable lives they led. The five men, who hailed mostly from the pinnacle of French aristocracy, were liberals who threw off their own privileges to build a more equitable society. Individually, they danced with Marie Antoinette, fled the...
  • The A-Z of the 2014 World Cup

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - The A-Z of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. A - Abysmal Asia. The continent's four teams failed to grab a win in Brazil, the first time Asia has gone without a victory at a World Cup since 1990 when United Arab Emirates and South Korea...