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2006-08-19 15:01:24

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac on Saturday stressed the need for a clearer mandate for an enlarged United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon in talks with leaders from several countries, his office said.

2006-06-27 03:54:44

By Crispian Balmer PARIS (Reuters) - President Jacques Chirac's staunch defense of his beleaguered prime minister won him few plaudits on Tuesday as critics accused him of being out of touch, out of ideas and out of time.

2006-06-26 16:13:55

By Crispian Balmer PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac stood by beleaguered Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin on Monday, saying his government was producing good results despite a string of recent setbacks and controversies.

2006-06-26 14:28:57

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac rebuffed pressure on Monday to sack Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and promised to stand by his conservative government despite a series of political setbacks and gaffes.

2006-05-02 02:29:16

PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said on Tuesday he would not resign over an alleged smear campaign that involves top politicians. "Nothing justifies a departure today," Villepin told Europe 1 radio.

2006-04-11 09:46:53

By Brian Rohan and Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of students marched through the French capital on Tuesday to celebrate victory over a hated youth job law but numbers were low, suggesting protests may be dwindling now the measure has been withdrawn.

2006-04-11 07:12:00

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - France's students and trade unions prepared a victory parade on Tuesday to mark the demise of a hated youth jobs law, with politicians and analysts split over whether the hope of labor market reform was dead too.

2006-04-10 17:56:23

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - French unions and students take to the streets on Tuesday in what amounts to a victory parade after President Jacques Chirac pronounced dead a hated youth jobs law that has sparked mass protests and periodic unrest.

2006-04-10 12:32:09

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac bowed to weeks of angry protests on Monday and scrapped a youth job law in a climb-down that undermined his prime minister and handed victory to opponents of the law.

2006-04-10 07:32:46

By Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac on Monday scrapped a planned youth job law that provoked weeks of protests, in a climbdown opponents celebrated as an unqualified victory.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.