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2011-04-20 07:21:00

KYIV, Ukraine, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prime Minister of France Francois Fillon invited Ukraine to participate in the next meeting of G20 on nuclear security issues, scheduled for May 2011 in Paris.

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2010-01-05 15:45:00

The French government proposed a new law banning ‘psychological violence’ in marriages.

2009-03-25 12:23:06

A severance package worth $4.1 million lavished on an auto parts company executive has provoked outrage in France, where unemployment has topped 2 million. French Budget Minister Eric Woerth called the parting pay package for Thierry Morin, who left the Valeo parts company Monday, provocative and abnormal, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The company lost $250 million and laid off 1,600 workers in 2008.

2008-06-21 15:00:27

The governments of France and Algeria signed an agreement Saturday in which France will help its former colony develop nuclear power. The pact was signed in Algiers by the French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, the BBC reported.

2008-06-16 09:01:06

Algerian officials say they're leaning toward signing a deal with a French company to establish the nation's first nuclear power plant. Algeria and France last year signed a nuclear cooperation agreement but have yet to consummate it with a deal.

2006-03-15 11:39:58

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac urged unions and students on Wednesday to take up his government's offer of talks on a youth jobs law that has sparked mass protests around the country and rattled his prime minister.

2006-03-09 14:07:45

SABLE-SUR-SARTHE, France (Reuters) - A depressed and unemployed teacher gave himself up to police after taking 20 pupils and three adults hostage on Thursday at a school in western France, a police official said.

2006-03-09 13:51:30

SABLE-SUR-SARTHE, France (Reuters) - An unemployed teacher gave himself up to police after taking 20 pupils and three adults hostage on Thursday at a school in western France, a police official said.

2006-03-09 11:53:46

NANTES, France (Reuters) - An armed, unemployed teacher took 20 pupils and three adults hostage at his former school in western France on Thursday, local officials said.

2006-03-09 11:11:44

NANTES, France (Reuters) - An armed former teacher took 18 pupils and two adults hostage in a school in western France on Thursday, local officials said.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.