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2006-01-04 08:52:57

PARIS (Reuters) - France should change a law that encourages the positive portrayal of its colonial past in school books, President Jacques Chirac said on Wednesday. "The current text divides the French. It must be rewritten.

2005-11-15 08:16:17

By Helene Fontanaud AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin made an unexpected visit on Tuesday to a Paris suburb that has been hit by riots as parliament prepared to approve an extension of emergency powers.

2005-11-15 05:17:53

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - France's parliament is expected to approve a government plan on Tuesday to extend emergency powers for three months to quell unrest which President Jacques Chirac said pointed to a deep national malaise.

2005-11-15 00:49:05

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - France's parliament is expected to approve a government plan on Tuesday to extend emergency powers for three months to quell unrest which President Jacques Chirac said pointed to a deep national malaise.

2005-11-14 20:16:35

By Timothy Heritage PARIS (Reuters) - France's parliament is expected to approve a government plan on Tuesday to extend emergency powers for three months to quell unrest which President Jacques Chirac said pointed to a deep national malaise.

2005-11-14 14:40:04

PARIS (Reuters) - President Jacques Chirac said on Monday the French government would remain firm in its response to more than two weeks of violence which had shown there was a deep malaise in the country.

2005-09-09 07:21:14

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS, Sept 9 - French President Jacques Chirac left hospital on Friday, saying he was well, but doctors have advised him not to travel by air for the next six weeks after treatment for a blood vessel problem that affected his vision.

2005-09-04 11:30:13

By Tim Hepher and Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac is in good health after spending a second night in a Paris hospital with a blood vessel condition and his test results are encouraging, government doctors said on Sunday.

2005-09-04 10:36:13

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac is in good health after spending a second night in a Paris hospital with blood vessel problems and his test results are encouraging, government doctors said on Sunday. "The president had a good night.

2005-09-03 09:49:36

By Sophie Louet and Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac will be hospitalized for a week with a blood vessel problem that has affected his vision, officials said on Saturday.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.