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Stories with person: Jean-Marc Ayrault
  • 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.

  • French voters deal blow to gov't, help far right 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 8:28 pm
  • PARIS - French voters dealt a severe blow to the Socialist government in Sunday's municipal elections, but the party saved face by retaining the crown jewel, Paris, which got its first female mayor.

  • France's municipal voting to test government grip 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 6:10 pm
  • PARIS - France's far-right National Front conquered a symbolic northern town in Sunday's first round of municipal elections and led in some other cities, drawing calls by the governing left and rival right to stop the anti-immigration party's advance.