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Stories with person: Arnaud Montebourg
  • France to renegotiate deficit target with EU 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:58 am
  • PARIS - France's new finance minister sparked a dispute with Europe on his first day in office Thursday when he suggested Paris renegotiate the speed at which it cuts its budget deficit to limits set by the European Union.

  • France awaits new government as Hollande struggles 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:06 pm
  • PARIS - France's new prime minister, the popular and pugnacious Manuel Valls, took office Tuesday and is diving straight into a huge and thankless challenge: bringing back jobs, investors and hope to Europe's second-biggest economy.