French people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23595/all en IMF's Lagarde says conflict "enemy number one" of Africa growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/imfs-lagarde-says-conflict-enemy-number-one-africa-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* African growth impressive despite global downturn</p> <p>* Continent still struggling to end cycle of war</p> <p>By Joe Bavier</p> <p>ABIDJAN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Africa's emerging nations have<br /> become a driving force for world economic growth, International<br /> Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Monday, but armed<br /> conflicts pose the principal threat to the continent's future<br /> development.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/imfs-lagarde-says-conflict-enemy-number-one-africa-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Business Christine Lagarde Christine Lagarde French people International development International economics International Monetary Fund International relations Person Career Quotation Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731371 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt must endorse IMF loan deal as its own: Lagarde http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/egypt-must-endorse-imf-loan-deal-its-own-lagarde <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABIDJAN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Egypt's government should endorse a $4.8 billion IMF loan agreement and propose it to the Egyptian people as its own as part of steps to stabilise its economy, the head of the world lender said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"The IMF needs to have the commitment of the political authorities that can actually endorse the programme, own it, and propose it to the population as theirs," Christine Lagarde told journalists during a visit to Ivory Coast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/egypt-must-endorse-imf-loan-deal-its-own-lagarde" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people International economics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731780 at http://www.globalpost.com IMF's Lagarde says Greek program moving in 'right direction' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/imfs-lagarde-says-greek-program-moving-right-direction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Greece's economic program is moving in the right direction, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday as the IMF agreed to disburse the next tranche of the country's rescue loan.</p> <p>IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said "forceful" reforms and domestic support will be needed to meet the country's economic challenges, as well as long-term support from its euro zone partners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/imfs-lagarde-says-greek-program-moving-right-direction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people International economics International Monetary Fund Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735331 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Mexico quashes Frenchwoman's kidnap charge after 7 years in jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-mexico-court-ends-jail-ordeal-frenchwoman-cassez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Case had strained diplomatic relations</p> <p>* Judges rule trial was tainted</p> <p>* Cassez wears bullet-proof vest as police take her to airport (Updates with Cassez flying to France)</p> <p>By Alexandra Alper</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's top court freed a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping on Wednesday, ruling that her trial was tainted and ending a seven-year imprisonment that strained ties with France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-mexico-court-ends-jail-ordeal-frenchwoman-cassez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Criminal law Florence Cassez Florence Cassez French people Government Hospitality Human Interest Jury Kidnapping Law Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:16:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738532 at http://www.globalpost.com Frenchwoman freed from Mexico jail hails Sarkozy as saviour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/frenchwoman-freed-mexico-jail-hails-sarkozy-saviour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A Frenchwoman released early from a 60-year Mexican jail term for kidnapping said former President Nicolas Sarkozy had saved her life by backing her case, as she arrived back in France on Thursday.</p> <p>Teary-eyed but beaming, Cassez was careful to thank the current president, Francois Hollande, but made clear she considered Sarkozy's help had been crucial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/frenchwoman-freed-mexico-jail-hails-sarkozy-saviour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business French people Government Hospitality Human Interest Law Politics Politics of France Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:30:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738894 at http://www.globalpost.com IMF urges mid-term plan for Japan debt reduction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/imf-urges-mid-term-plan-japan-debt-reduction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DAVOS, Switzerland Jan 26 (Reuters) - The head of the International Monetary Fund called on Saturday for Japan to put forward a medium-term plan to reduce its public debt after this week's bold monetary and fiscal stimulus measures.</p> <p>IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told the World Economic Forum in Davos: "Japan has made very important decisions. We are very interested in these policies. We would like them to complement it with a mid-term plan on how the debt would be reduced." (Reporting by Lisa Jucca; Writing by Paul Taylor)</p> Economics French people International economics Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739817 at http://www.globalpost.com India resolves protocol problem with French leader's partner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/india-resolves-protocol-problem-french-leaders-partner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India will treat French President Francois Hollande's partner Valerie Trierweiler as if she were his wife, resolving a potential protocol headache for his visit at the end of the month.</p> <p>Hollande has been with Trierweiler, a 47-year-old divorced journalist, for the last five years and the couple have announced no plans to marry.</p> <p>"It is confirmed that the French president is coming to India with his partner," foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/india-resolves-protocol-problem-french-leaders-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people Government Hungarian nobility AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745295 at http://www.globalpost.com How science digs up the royal dirt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/how-science-digs-the-royal-dirt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The identification of King Richard III's skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long-dead.</p> <p>Other famous cases include:</p> <p>-- OETZI THE ICEMAN</p> <p>In 1991, hikers in the Oetztal Alps in Italy's Tyrol region found the mummified remains of a man that had been extraordinarily preserved by the ice. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/how-science-digs-the-royal-dirt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people Nobility Royalty Technology AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:46:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745561 at http://www.globalpost.com Handball-French Olympic champion Karabatic banned for betting on game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/handball-french-olympic-champion-karabatic-banned-betting-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julien Pretot</p> <p>PARIS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - French Olympic champion Nikola Karabatic and his brother Luka were among seven handball players handed six-match bans on Tuesday for their involvement in an illegal betting scandal.</p> <p>The French handball league (LNH) said on its website (<a href="http://www.lnh.fr" title="www.lnh.fr">www.lnh.fr</a>) that the Karabatic bothers, Olympic champion Samuel Honrubia, Mladen Bojinovic, Dragan Gajic, Primoz Prost and Issam Tej had been found guilty of having "directly or indirectly, placed bets on the result of the game".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/handball-french-olympic-champion-karabatic-banned-betting-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people Nikola Karabatić Team handball Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746942 at http://www.globalpost.com Handball: Karabatic slapped with maximum suspension http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/handball-karabatic-slapped-maximum-suspension-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's star handball player, double Olympic champion Nikola Karabatic, was suspended for six matches on Tuesday, along with six other players accused of betting on a club match suspected of being rigged.</p> <p>The seven players received the maximum suspension allowed under the national handball league's (LNH) regulations.</p> <p>The players, all at the time playing for Montpellier, can carry on playing if they choose to appeal the punishment in the next five days.</p> <p>Karabatic's agent told AFP that he would definitely appeal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/handball-karabatic-slapped-maximum-suspension-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people Nikola Karabatić Nikola Karabatic Team handball AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:00:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746988 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Singing Korean airmen score a hit with love, snow and 'Les Mis' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/singing-korean-airmen-score-hit-love-snow-and-les-mis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Fixes typo in second paragraph)</p> <p>By Ju-min Park</p> <p>SEOUL, Feb 8 (Reuters) - South Korean military conscripts may have dreamed a dream of defending the homeland, but their life is one of snow shovelling and thwarted love - at least in a parody of "Les Miserables" starring real airmen that has become an Internet hit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/singing-korean-airmen-score-hit-love-snow-and-les-mis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Entertainment Film French people Human Interest Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749731 at http://www.globalpost.com Topless women fete pope's resignation in Paris cathedral http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/topless-women-fete-popes-resignation-paris-cathedral-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eight feminists flashed their breasts in the heart of Paris's Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's shock resignation announcement.</p> <p>The members of the Femen movement entered the Gothic cathedral dressed in long coats which they whipped off inside while ringing three bells near the altar.</p> <p>"Pope no more!" they cried. "No more homophobe" and "Bye bye Benedict!"</p> <p>Scandalised visitors voiced their disapproval.</p> <p>"This is a sacred place, you can't strip here," said a Frenchwoman.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/topless-women-fete-popes-resignation-paris-cathedral-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European people Feminism French people AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:00:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753993 at http://www.globalpost.com Binoche plays tragic sculptress Claudel in new film http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/binoche-plays-tragic-sculptress-claudel-new-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Juliette Binoche plays sculptress Camille Claudel</p> <p>* Biopic covers three days of her life</p> <p>* Director recruits mental patients for asylum scenes</p> <p>By Mike Collett-White</p> <p>BERLIN, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The story of French sculptress Camille Claudel is almost impossibly sad, and Juliette Binoche attempts to portray that tragedy in a new film set in an asylum where the actress performs alongside mentally disabled patients.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/binoche-plays-tragic-sculptress-claudel-new-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Camille Claudel Entertainment Film French people Juliette Binoche Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754533 at http://www.globalpost.com Napoleon's engagement ring on auction in Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/napoleons-engagement-ring-auction-paris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A simple diamond and sapphire engagement ring that Napoleon Bonaparte offered to his first wife Josephine goes on auction near Paris next month, the auction house Osenat said on Friday.</p> <p>The gold ring is topped by two pear-shaped stones and is estimated to fetch up to 12,000 euros ($16,000) at the March 24 auction in Fontainebleau, south of Paris.</p> <p>"At the time, Napoleon had very little money. The ring is a very ordinary one," Jean-Christophe Chataignier, who head Osenat's department of historical objects, told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/napoleons-engagement-ring-auction-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French people House of Bonaparte Military personnel Napoleon Bonaparte AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:16:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756852 at http://www.globalpost.com Edmond de Rothschild to set up merchant banking unit in London - FT http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/edmond-de-rothschild-set-merchant-banking-unit-london-ft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 18 (Reuters) - Private banking group Edmond de Rothschild is establishing a merchant banking business in London which is set to begin operations this spring, the Financial Times reported on Monday.</p> <p>The company is currently in the process of hiring a team of senior advisers for the London operation, the financial daily said on its website, citing people close to the situation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/edmond-de-rothschild-set-merchant-banking-unit-london-ft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business French people Rothschild Private Merchant Banking Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759394 at http://www.globalpost.com