Tag Archives: Heads of state

12Oct/15

Air France staff show support to employees held in custody after violence

About a hundred Air France employees gather to show support for six workers who were arrested at their homes as investigators tracked down protesters who hounded executives at a meeting last week.

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16Aug/15

Anti-government protests sweep Brazil

Brazil is swept by protests calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and an end to the Workers’ Party rule amid economic crisis and the country’s largest ever corruption scandal.

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02Jul/15

Brazil’s Rousseff downplays opposition to fiscal policy during Google tour

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff downplays Congressional opposition to her controversial fiscal policy while touring Google’s California headquarters where she took a spin in one of the company’s self-driving cars.

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26Jun/15

Islamists suspected in attack on French gas plant

(REUTERS, I-TELE, BFMTV) – French counter-terrorist forces have been deployed to the plant belonging to Air Products, a U.S.-based industrial gases technology company.
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24Jun/15

French FM says trust undermined by U.S. spying claims

(REUTERS) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday that it was out of question to accept U.S. spying on French presidents.
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14Apr/15

New British royal baby faces tricky life as the “spare”

What is it like to be the sibling of the heir to the British throne? The British royal family have a tradition of the younger brother or sister of the heir at times courting controversy by seemingly behaving badly. The family will have a new “spare” soon with Prince William’s wife Kate expected to give birth to her second child at the end of this month.

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16Mar/15

Nearly 1 million Brazilians protest Rousseff, economic woes

More than a million people take to the streets across Brazil in massive anti-government protests calling for the removal of President Dilma Rousseff from power.

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27Feb/15

Chilean girl with cystic fibrosis tells president: Let me die

A fourteen-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet to authorize her euthanasia.

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