France

  • November 30, 2012   BY Paul Solman  

    The French might be paying less when it comes to triple play packages. Photo by Sami Sarkis via Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. … Continue reading

  • November 14, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko 

    In Photos: Protesters in Greece, Spain, Germany and Italy crammed streets in mid-November, upset over government cuts and demanding more jobs. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    Economic divisions between France and Germany were reinforced Wednesday at a summit on Europe’s debt crisis with austerity, promises of economic growth and a potential euro exit by Greece among the topics of open and vocal debate. Jeffrey Brown and The Economist’s Zanny Minton discuss what’s ahead for the eurozone. Continue reading

  • May 15, 2012  

    Nine days after voters divided sharply over drastic austerity measures, Greece teetered toward insolvency and the prospect of yet another round of elections. Other European nations braced for the fallout and worried yet again about the future of their common currency. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • May 7, 2012  

    In a firm rebuke to France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and the fiscal austerity measures he advocated, a beaming Francois Hollande — the country’s Socialist Party president-elect — promised a “new direction” for his nation and Europe. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 7, 2012  

    French voters on Sunday elected Socialist candidate Francois Hollande to the presidency — rebuking sitting leader Nicholas Sarkozy and austerity measures. Jeffrey Brown, The New York Times’ Elaine Sciolino, Georgetown University’s Charles Kupchan and The Globalist’s Stephan Richter discuss the prospects of major policy shifts. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2012  

    Handing incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy a narrow defeat in Sunday’s first-round election, French voters raised the prospects of Socialist candidate Francois Hollande becoming the nation’s next leader after a May 6 runoff. Ray Suarez reports on voters voicing their discontent and how the markets reacted. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, a standoff in France ended in a barrage of bullets as police shot and killed a gunman who claimed al-Qaida ties and boasted about killing seven people. Also, one of the few established democracies in Africa fell into a military coup as drunken soldiers looted the presidential palace in Mali. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2012  

    French police waited early Thursday in Toulouse for an accused gunman to surrender, surrounding an apartment building where Mohamed Merah, a suspect in a series of fatal shootings who claimed ties to al-Qaida, was holed up. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2012  

    Mohamed Merah, an accused gunman claiming ties to al-Qaida, was holed up Wednesday in an apartment in Toulouse, France. Merah is suspected in seven homicides. Margaret Warner and The New York Times’ Steven Erlanger discuss France’s latest terror concerns. Continue reading