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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
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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