France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, seen in this still image ...
Jan 29th, 2012
(Reuters) - France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, seen in this still image taken from video, as he appears on French national TV in Paris, January 29, 2012 . Sarkozy was expected to announce new economic reforms to create more jobs, improve business competitiveness and convince voters he is the right leader to revive France's sputtering economy. French newspaper Le Monde reported on Saturday that Sarkozy would also announce a German-inspired "Social VAT" , raising French VAT by 1.6 percentage points from 19.6 to 21.2 percent. REUTERS/France Television (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) -
PARIS (AP) - France is coming to the rescue again, deploying soldiers in a former African colony to help stave off catastrophe - dirty work that Paris says it doesn't really want. France has its eyes on a dynamic new Africa that is creating jobs, not conflicts. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
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