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Regulator says no to Obama mortgage write-down plan

The top housing regulator rebuffed a plan by the Obama administration to cut mortgages held by struggling homeowners, a blow to the White House, which is keen to show voters it can help fix the housing market.

Hollande's left eyes solid win in French parliament vote

Two polls showed French President Francois Hollande's Socialists winning outright control of parliament in a weekend election as campaigning drew to an end on Friday, offering him the prospect of a free hand to confront the debt-induced crisis in Europe.

French Socialists to win parliamentary control: poll

France's Socialist Party is set to win an outright majority in a parliamentary election on Sunday, in a result that would spare President Francois Hollande the need to rely on the support of hardline leftists hostile to European integration, a poll published on Thursday showed.

Royal fights back over French first lady's tweet

The woman who spent some 25 years with French President Francois Hollande has hit back at Hollande's current partner for snubbing her in a Twitter message many consider the first major faux-pas of his debut in office.

Hollande win may improve Franco-German cooperation

French President Francois Hollande's first-round parliamentary election victory has put him on course for a solid majority which could make it easier for him to cut deals with Germany to tackle the euro zone crisis.

France's Hollande in strong parliament position

French President Francois Hollande is on track to win a solid parliamentary majority after a first-round election that leaves him strengthened heading into a flurry of talks with euro zone leaders that could make or break the currency union.

French far-right chief Le Pen leads in local race

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen took a commanding lead in the first round of a legislative election on Sunday, raising the prospect of a seat in parliament for her anti-immigrant party as her arch-foe, firebrand leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon, bowed out.

French far-right chief Le Pen leads in local race

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen took a commanding lead in the first round of a legislative election on Sunday, raising the prospect of a seat in parliament for her anti-immigrant party as her arch-foe, firebrand leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon, bowed out.

French Socialists headed for parliament majority

French President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party was headed for an absolute majority in parliament with its Greens Party allies, according to initial vote projections from Sunday's first-round ballot.

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