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  Legal Systems of the World: France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
France is a strategically located western European nation of 59 million people occupying nearly 213,000 square miles (552,000 square kilometers) and extending more than 600 miles from the northern frontier to Spain on the south, and approximately the same distance east and west from the Brittany peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean to the Rhine.
France’s initial reluctance to cede authority to a European human-rights tribunal was matched by its reluctance to recognize the full authority of the European Union court in economic affairs.
Nevertheless, France is clearly moving toward a system of law that incorporates reciprocal checks and balances and a form of judicial review, and courts have been ingenious in adapting to current circumstances in spite of the mandate that they make no law.
www.public.asu.edu /~mprovin/France.htm   (5097 words)

 List of French monarchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The chronology of Head of State of France continues with the Presidents of France.
Various pretenders descended from the preceding monarchs have claimed to be the legitimate monarch of France, rejecting the claims of the President of France, and of each other.
The history of France as recounted in the "Grandes Chroniques de France," and particularly in the personal copy produced for King Charles V between 1370 and 1380 that is the saga of the three great dynasties, the Merovingians, Carolingians, and the Capetian Rulers of France, that shaped the institutions and the frontiers of the realm.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_of_France   (1095 words)

 Prime Minister of France - Free net encyclopedia
When the President and the majority of the Assembly have opposite political leanings, this yields a situation known as cohabitation, where the executive is headed by a president and a prime minister of different opinion.
In the Fifth Republic the chief political figure in France is the President of the Republic with the Prime Minister having secondary importance.
When the President and the Prime Minister are of the same party, the Prime Minister often plays the role of a "fuse": that is, citizens lay the blame of the failures of governmental policy on him or her, and when the Prime Minister is unpopular, he or she resigns in order to protect the President.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Prime_Minister_of_France   (671 words)

 CAT Report - France (1997)
France signed the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted at New York by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1984 (hereafter referred to as "the Convention"), when it was opened for signature, on 4 February 1985.
France raised no objection to the publication of the reports made by CPT following the first three of those visits (the reports on the visits made to Paris in 1991 and 1994 are annexed to the present document and the report on the visit made in 1994 to Martinique is expected to be published soon).
Hence, France is among the States referred to in paragraph 3 and recognizes acts of torture as cases for extradition under the conditions laid down in the Act of 10 March 1927.
www.law.wits.ac.za /humanrts/cat/france1997.html   (11814 words)

 President of the French Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of the French Republic (French: Président de la République française) colloquially referred to as President of France, is France's elected Head of State and also the ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra and Grand Master of the Légion d'honneur.
This was of crucial importance when France still operated the death penalty: criminals sentenced to death would generally request that the president commute their sentence to life imprisonment.
The constitutional attributions of the president are defined in Title II of the Constitution of France.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_France   (1817 words)

 President of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
France is the classic example of a mixed presidental-parliamentary system.
It has both a President and Prime Minister, both of whom share real power, and can come from different parties (see cohabitation).
Adolphe Thiers, 1871-1873 (Thiers became president before the adoption of the Constitution of 1875 so his constitutional position was different to later presidents.)
www.termsdefined.net /pr/president-of-france.html   (213 words)

 The President of France Head of State
The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is France's elected Head of State.
Article 18 The President of the Republic shall communicate with the two assemblies of Parliament by means of messages, which he shall cause to be read and which shall not be the occasion for any debate.
Presidents of France are de jure Co-Prince of Andorra.
www.bonjourlafrance.net /france-facts/president-of-france.htm   (1035 words)

 USA-Presidents.Info - Teddy Roosevelt Third State of the Union Address
President McKinley appointed five men who had been active and prominent in the public charities in Washington, all of whom upon taking office July 1, 1900, resigned from the different charities with which they had been connected.
It is not possible to give a complete list, and some of the reports that speak of "revolutions" must mean unsuccessful revolutions.
The above is only a partial list of the revolutions, rebellions, insurrections, riots, and other outbreaks that have occurred during the period in question; yet they number 53 for the 57 years.
www.usa-presidents.info /union/roosevelt-3.html   (10462 words)

 Embassy of France in the United-States - France-United States Relations
The shock felt in France at the aggression perpetrated against the United States on 11 September 2001 was not just outrage at the violence of the blind atrocity of this terrorism.
France and the United States are major investors in each other, making an increasingly decisive contribution to jobs, growth and dynamism in our two nations.
France is a land totally open to foreign investment, the second-largest recipient of inward investment in Europe and you are welcome here.
www.info-france-usa.org /news/statmnts/2003/raffarin_061203.asp   (1570 words)

 GlobaLex - Researching French Law Guide
Stéphane Cottin is the chief registrar of the Constitutional Council of France.
France is ruled by a strict hierarchy of norms.
Cour de Cassation: 80 judges are appointed by the President of the Republic from nominations of the High Council of the Judiciary.
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/France.htm   (1929 words)

France is the tenth-largest consumer of oil in the world, importing oil from Norway, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Britain; but the nuclear push has lowered the dependency on oil from 71% in 1973 to 37% in 2002.
France opposed the liberation of Iraq from Saddam Hussein's tyranny, but somehow it was ok for the USA to liberate France from Hitler's tyranny (a liberation that cost thousands of French lives).
France lost the second world war twice: first it was defeated by Hitler in a matter of weeks, and then, after it switched sides and allied itself with Hitler, was invaded/ liberated by the Anglosaxon armies.
www.scaruffi.com /politics/france.html   (16879 words)

 Big victory for workers, students in France
Of course, it neglected to mention that the fight-back of workers throughout France was responsible for the law’s demise.
This victory in France comes at a time when the imperialists throughout Europe are attempting to force neoliberal policies—including the weakening of laws protecting labor rights, an increase in job insecurity and privatization—onto the backs of the European people, offering it as the only option to bring Europe into the 21st century.
No one should think France is a socialist country, but its workers have won through decades of struggle a social program that is among the best in the world.
www.workers.org /2006/world/france-0420   (864 words)

 Female Presidents
Acting President of the Congress and acting Deputy Head of State 1978-79.She was President of Partido Revolucionario de los Izquierda Nazional Gueiler 1979-94, Exile in France 1980-82, Ambassador in Embassy to West Germany 1982-83, and to Venezuela 1983-86 and since 1993 She was deposed by the 129
In 1973-84 Deputy President of Assembléia Nacional Popular, 1975-80 President of the Parliament of Cap Verde (which was in union with Guinea Bissau at the time) 1981-83 Minister of Health and Social Affairs 1984-89 President of Assembléia Nacional Popular, 1989-94 Member the Council of State and 1990-91 Minister of State (Deputy Premier) for Social Affairs.
She is former President of the Socialist Party of Génève, she was President of the Grand Conseil of Génève 1993, Councillor of Finance 1997-2002, Vice-President of the Cantonal Government 2000-01 and President of the Cantonal Government 2001-02.
www.guide2womenleaders.com /Presidents.htm   (2737 words)

 Cults in France
The importance from the means available to a certain number of sectarian associations, to which the documents given to the Members of the Commission testify in particular of the luxury of their activities, incontestably comes to reinforce the capacity of attraction of the sects and to augment the effectiveness of the recruitment techniques used.
The Humana France movement (schools TVIND) thus has as doctrines humanitarian aid (primarily devoted to the victims of famine, war, disease, catastrophes), assistance with promotion of projects in the Third World and studies aiming at contributing to research on the causes of poverty and suffering.
For those, Man is formed of three principles (the physical one, the astral one, and the divine one) whose balance was broken, and that it is advisable to restore by initiation, which makes it possible to restore a link between the visible one and the invisible one, what one perceives and what escapes the senses.
cftf.com /french/Les_Sectes_en_France/cults.html   (14821 words)

Accompanied President Eisenhower to a meeting of the Chiefs of State and Heads of Government of France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Accompanied President Nixon to the funeral of former President De Gaulle.
Met with President Giscard d'Estaing and with President Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ho/trvl/12891.htm   (1014 words)

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In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars when fighting Italians.
Loss marks the first defeat of a western army by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule of Muslim Warfare: "We can always beat the French." This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.
www.manbottle.com /humor/France_s_Record.htm   (525 words)

 Battered Chirac defends France on all fronts - Europe - International Herald Tribune
PARIS President Jacques Chirac, upping the stakes in Paris's verbal jousting match with London, said Thursday that the French were better than the British in many domains: They have more children, they spend more on research and they live longer.
When the two French interviewers pointed out that Britain's economic growth was faster than France's, and its jobless toll half that of France, the president promptly reeled off a list of statistics that appeared to have been prepared for this purpose.
In France, he added, only 7 percent of children lived below the poverty line, compared with 17 percent in Britain, and 2.2 percent of gross domestic product is spent on scientific research, more than the 1.8 percent used for this purpose in Britain.
www.iht.com /articles/2005/07/14/news/france.php   (909 words)

Attended Economic Summit Meeting of the Heads of State and Government of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
Also present were Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, King Olav V of Norway, King Baudouin I of Belgium, President Mitterrand of France, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg.
Attended the Economic Summit of the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ho/trvl/pres/dest/di/12580.htm   (471 words)

 Iraq: Russia, Germany, France - Johnson's Russia List 2-12-03
That is why the Russian president sees Russian flags, a guard of honor, and veterans of the Normandy-Neman division - all this might bring a tear to his eye.
France insists that inspections should be continued, though it does not deny the possibility of military action.
The joint statement from the presidents is also fairly pacifist: "Both countries support the continuation of inspections and a substantial strengthening of their personnel and technical capacities."
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/7059-19.cfm   (638 words)

 Art & Architecture of France - Introduction
Particularly in Paris —; where an abundance of venues is concentrated within a few square miles — it is common to find the French devoting their weekends to exploring the wealth of museums and cultural havens; many of the provincial areas are likewise blessed with impressive monuments to art and architecture.
Though relatively few artifacts remain from earlier eras, art in ancient Gaul may be traced back through the Merovingian period (beginning in the late fifth century), to the Roman Empire (starting in the first century B.C.), the ancient Celts (fifth century B.C.), and even to the Cro-Magnons of Paleolithic times (10,000 to 32,000 years ago).
In this chapter, we will discuss France's fascinating history of art — painting, sculpture, and architecture — while related topics such as literature, theatre and music may be accessed through the Table of Contents on other parts of this site.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/Art/DF_art.shtml   (886 words)

 Prime Minister of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The current Prime Minister of France is Dominique de Villepin.
Where the President and the majority of the Assembly have opposite political leanings, this yields a situation known as cohabitation, where the executive is headed by a president and a prime minister of different opinion.
However when there is cohabitation (i.e., when the President is of one party while another party controls the National Assembly) the Prime Minister's importance is enhanced because the president has little power to be exercised by himself alone.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Prime_Minister_of_France   (641 words)

 CNN.com - Dumb Britons fail leaders' test - Oct. 21, 2002
Britons proved to be more switched on to television soap stars than politics, forcing Whitaker's, who commissioned the survey, to call for a new look at the way current affairs is presented in the UK.
Others on the list included the presidents of France, Jacques Chirac (23%); Russia, Vladimir Putin (16%); Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe (6%); and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (6%).
Top of the list was Phil Mitchell (44 percent), followed by Mark Fowler (40 percent), Pauline Fowler (30 percent), Peggy Mitchell (28 percent) and Lisa Fowler (24 percent).
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/10/21/uk.dumbing/index.html   (562 words)

 The Simpsons Archive: Presidents on the Simpsons
President Jackson (Mayor Quimby) sends Lewis and Clark (Lenny and Carl) to search for the Northwest passage.
Bart's flboard punishment "The President did it" is not an excuse.
President Lisa's embarassing musician brother Bart is similar to Bill Clinton and his brother Roger.
www.snpp.com /guides/presidents.html   (3387 words)

 1800 Peace treaty with France
The United States signed the Convention of Paris with France.
Under this treaty, France accepted US neutrality rights at sea.
The French also discharged the US from its obligations established under the alliance formed by the two nations during the American Revolution.
www.multied.com /NN/Peacetreatyfrance.html   (61 words)

 Who were the best...and worst U.S. Presidents? by John Silveira Issue 49
It’s like asking who you think the greatest Presidents were; it all depends on what your criteria are.” He shook the bag a little more, then looked in and examined the results.
The last Democratic President to feel obligated to conduct the office of the presidency within constitutional limits, Grover Cleveland annoyed Democratic and Republican Congressmen alike with his insistence that congressional bills be in accordance with the Constitution of the United States.
Wether for good or bad, Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President, ruled the nation through the bitter years of the Civil War as almost a virtual dictator, and limits imposed by the Constitution were ignored.
www.backwoodshome.com /articles/silveira49.html   (4544 words)

 France Bordeaux Mission | Welcome
Though "notre belle mission" was closed in 2001, this site will remain open so all who served there will have a place to reminisce, share stories and testimonies, and find the elusive email address of that long-lost companion.
If you served in the France Bordeaux Mission, please add your own profile to the alumni list!
Although this site is designed to complement and illustrate the teachings and beliefs of the before mentioned church, no content within this site should be taken as official church policy or doctrine.
www.mission.net /france/bordeaux   (205 words)

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USA gained its independence from British rule on 4th of July 1776.
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