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2011-07-01 10:07:00

PARIS, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atos, an international information technology services company, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Siemens IT Solutions and Services - to become a new IT champion with proforma 2010 annual revenues of euro 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees across 42 countries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090210/DA68663LOGO) The transaction was approved by Atos Extraordinary shareholders meeting held in Atos headquarters in...

2006-06-13 08:18:38

PARIS (Reuters) - Even presidents and finance ministers realize that politics take a back seat to soccer when the French national team takes the field in the World Cup. That's one reason Finance Minister Thierry Breton and Budget Minister Jean-Francois Cope decided to bring forward the time for presenting the outlines of the national budget on Tuesday and why President Jacques Chirac has ordered a clear schedule. Cope told journalists that the time for the budget briefing was...

2006-04-20 22:28:46

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Thierry Breton said on Thursday he was "shocked" by recent protests over a controversial youth job contract but took them as a much-needed message that young people were concerned about their future. "I was shocked to tell you the truth. This is not the country I know," Breton said during a speech at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. "France, of course, has a new generation and like any new generation it wants to...

2006-04-06 13:30:09

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin vowed on Thursday to battle on "until the end," rejecting growing speculation he might resign over a youth job law that has brought millions onto the streets. Villepin's popularity has slumped during weeks of protests against his First Job Contract (CPE) and the prime minister has also been weakened inside the ruling right after President Jacques Chirac promised changes to the CPE last Friday. But...

2006-04-06 08:45:52

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin vowed on Thursday to battle on "until the end," rejecting growing speculation he might resign over a youth job law that has brought millions onto the streets. Villepin's popularity has slumped during weeks of protests against his First Job Contract (CPE) and the prime minister has also been weakened inside the ruling right after President Jacques Chirac promised changes to the CPE last Friday. But...

2006-04-06 05:42:42

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin vowed on Thursday to battle on "until the end," rejecting growing speculation he might resign over a youth job law that has brought millions onto the streets. Villepin's popularity has slumped during weeks of protests against his CPE First Job Contract, and the prime minister has also been weakened inside the ruling right after President Jacques Chirac promised changes to the CPE last Friday. But...

2006-04-05 01:04:51

By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - French unions were to meet senior figures from President Jacques Chirac's ruling right for talks on Wednesday on a contested youth jobs law, bolstered by huge street protests demanding a new hire-and-fire law be scrapped. Conservative parliamentarians, drafted in after Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin failed to rush the reform past stiff public opposition, have offered no-holds-barred talks on the First Job Contract (CPE) but not suggested...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.