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'City of lights' plunged into dark sorrow as Notre-Dame burns

Apr 15 2019

PARIS Distraught Parisians and stunned tourists gazed in disbelief on Monday as a monstrous inferno tore through Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral, one of the world's best-loved monuments.

'City of lights' plunged into dark sorrow as Notre-Dame burns

Apr 15 2019

PARIS Distraught Parisians and stunned tourists gazed in disbelief on Monday as a monstrous inferno tore through Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral, one of the world's best-loved monuments.

Middle class shrinking as incomes stagnate, costs rise: OECD

Apr 10 2019

PARIS The middle class is shrinking in developed economies as increases in workers' wages have failed to keep up with the rising cost of housing, education and healthcare, the OECD said on Wednesday.

France to propose new 'growth contract' to euro zone partners: minister

Apr 10 2019

PARIS France will propose a new "growth contract" with its euro zone partners to encourage northern countries in the bloc to invest more and for southern countries to undertake further reforms, its finance minister said on Wednesday.

Bank mergers key to stronger euro zone: French finance minister

Apr 05 2019

BUCHAREST Mergers in Europe's fragmented banking sector are necessary to make the sector more resilient as the euro zone seeks to protect itself from future crises, France's finance minister told Reuters in an interview.

Euro zone inaction leaves ECB to step into the breach again

Mar 29 2019

PARIS As the euro zone's downturn drags on, the lack of coordinated response from the bloc's governments appears to be leaving an uneasy European Central Bank with little choice but to step into the breach again.

Planned steel plants will add to supply glut - OECD

Mar 27 2019

PARIS The global steel industry could face a new supply glut if certain countries, which already contribute to overcapacity in the sector, bring on new steelmaking plants, said the OECD Steel Committee.

Planned steel plants will add to supply glut - OECD

Mar 27 2019

PARIS, March 27 The global steel industry could face a new supply glut if certain countries, which already contribute to overcapacity in the sector, bring on new steelmaking plants, said the OECD Steel Committee.

France cut its budget deficit to 12-year low in 2018

Mar 26 2019

PARIS France cut its public sector budget deficit by more than expected last year, trimming it back to the lowest level in 12 years, according to data from the INSEE statistics agency.

France targeting Commission presidency over top ECB job: sources

Mar 25 2019

PARIS France will push for the presidency of the European Commission rather than the European Central Bank when top EU jobs come up for negotiations later this year, three sources briefed on discussions over the matter said.

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