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  France Hotels, Paris Hotels and the France Travel Guide - France.com
Photos are meant to be seen, and upon returning from your vacation, you're bound to have a few pictures printed, others tossed in that good old shoebox, and all soon forgotten.
French unions strike over reforms - France's national rail workers have begun an open-ended strike called in protest at President Nicolas Sarkozy's planned pension reforms.
French WWI veteran salutes War Dead - One of France's last two surviving veterans of WWI braved chilly winds at an Armistice Day ceremony yesterday to commemorate the country's war dead.
www.france.com   (565 words)

  France (05/07)
France deployed additional military forces to Cote d’Ivoire in 2002 and to Central African Republic in 2003 to address crises in both countries and, with EU partners, led an international military operation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2003.
France is an active participant in the major supplier regimes designed to restrict transfer of technologies that could lead to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Australia Group (for chemical and biological weapons), the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the Missile Technology Control Regime.
France participates actively in the Proliferation Security Initiative, and is engaged with the U.S., both bilaterally and at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), to curb nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) proliferation from the D.P.R.K., Iran, Libya, and elsewhere.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3842.htm   (5532 words)

  France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 22 régions and 96 départements of metropolitan France.
France is divided into 26 administrative régions: 22 are in metropolitan France (21 are on the continental part of metropolitan France; one is the "territorial collectivity" of Corse, on the island of Corsica, commonly referred to as a région in common speech), and four are overseas régions.
In 2003, France's natural population growth (excluding immigration) was responsible for almost all the natural growth in European population: the population of the European Union increased by 216,000 inhabitants (without immigration), of which 211,000 was the increase in France's population alone, and 5,000 was the increase in all the other countries of the EU combined.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/France   (6214 words)

 France travel guide - Wikitravel
Clockwise from the north, France borders Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Germany and Switzerland to the east, Italy to the south-east and Spain to the south-west, across the Pyrenees mountain range (the small country of Andorra lies in between the two countries).
Southeastern France is the primary tourist region of the country outside of Paris, with a warm climate and azure sea, contrasting with the mountainous French Alps.
France has a liberal policy with respect to alcohol; there are no ID checks for purchasing alcohol (if you look older than 18, of course!) However, causing problems due to public drunkenness is a misdemeanor and may result in a night in a police station until the person can behave themselves.
wikitravel.org /en/France   (11108 words)

 CBC News Indepth: France - Student Protests
Protesters across France are pressuring Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin to withdraw a controversial youth employment law.
France is a country where mass protest has proven to be a potent way of dealing with perceived threats to employment laws that are among the most rigid in Europe.
France's GDP is rising at an annual rate of just 1.5 per cent – the result, corporate leaders say, of labour policies that make it increasingly difficult to compete.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/france-studentprotests   (933 words)

France has always lent itself with peculiar facility to the spread of any great intellectual movement, coming from the shores of the Mediterranean, as was the case with Christianity.
Feudalism was the seething-pot, and the imperial edifice was crumbling to dust.
France was a menace to the balance of power, and hence arouse alliances to maintain that balance, such, for instance, as the League of Venice (1495), and the Holy League (1511-12).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06166a.htm   (11771 words)

 France: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
France was split into an occupied north and an unoccupied south, Vichy France, which became a totalitarian German puppet state with Pétain as its chief.
France sent peacekeeping forces to assist two African countries in 2002 and 2003, Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Frances Slocum - Frances Slocum Indian captive Born: 3/4/1773 Birthplace: Warwick, R.I. Frances Slocum was the...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107517.html   (2349 words)

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The heart of France N of the Loire River is the province of Île-de-France, which occupies the greater part of the Paris basin, a fertile depression drained by the Seine and Marne rivers.
In 1328, Philip VI (1328–50), of the house of Valois, a younger branch of the Capetians, succeeded to the throne.
France was beset by a host of problems in 1995, including severe floods and terror bombings; the government faced international criticism for its nuclear testing in the South Pacific, which it resumed after a three-year moratorium; and the country was paralyzed late in the year by a long transportation workers strike.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/world/countries/france.html?nav=el   (6748 words)

 Architecture of France - Great Buildings Online
Chartres Cathedral, by unknown, at Chartres, France, 1194 to 1260.
Fontevrault Abbey, by unknown, at Anjou, France, 1110 to 1119.
Philibert, by unknown, at Tournus, France, 950 to 1120.
www.greatbuildings.com /places/france.html   (819 words)

 Ministère des Affaires étrangères - France.diplomatie
France condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack again on the Iraqi civilian population in the village of Ermeli, near Kirkuk, which killed over 150 people.
France condemns these unspeakable acts that continue to stain Iraq in blood.
France devotes more than 20% of its national budget to education each year.
www.diplomatie.gouv.fr /en   (344 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
France's economy is 66.1 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 45th freest economy.
France is ranked 26th out of 41 countries in the European region, and its overall score is lower than the regional average.
France is the world's fourth-largest insurance market, and foreign companies held 21.5 percent of the market in 2004.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=France   (975 words)

 France Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
France is the country for which the word chic was invented - seductive and aloof, old-fashioned and forward-looking, but always characterised by a certain je ne sais quoi.
But while France is undoubtedly a place to eat and drink to your heart's content, there's much more to this fascinating country than cutting-edge cuisine.
Mid-July through to the end of August is when most city dwellers take their annual five weeks' vacation to the coasts and mountains, and the half-desolate cities tend to shut down a bit accordingly.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/france   (401 words)

 France - French Republic - Republique Francaise - Paris Tourism
Today France is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations.
Presently, France is at the forefront of European states seeking to exploit the momentum of monetary union to advance the creation of a more unified and capable European defense and security apparatus.
France is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/france.htm   (808 words)

 France Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
France 1328 From The Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1911.
France - Extension of the French Frontier 1601-1766 From The Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1926.
France 1870 "Frankreich in seiner Politischen Gestaltung zu Anfang Dezember 1870" From Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt..., by Dr. A Petermann.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/france.html   (525 words)

 France 5 - Chaine de télévision sur la découverte, l'emploi, la santé :
France 5 - Chaine de télévision sur la découverte, l'emploi, la santé :
> France TVOD > France 2 > France 3 > France 4 > France 5 > RFO > France Télévisions
Vous gagnerez peut-être une console Leapster avec un jeu Adibou !
www.france5.fr   (109 words)

 Ethnologue report for France
Westhoek in the northeast corner of France between the Artois Hills and the Belgium border.
Ethnic population: 400,000 (1982) in the Béarn region of southern Gasconha, France; 51% speak Gascon, 70% understand it, 85% are in favor of saving it.
Southeastern France, province of Provence, south of Dauphiné, region of Nimes in Languedoc.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=France   (1091 words)

 France rugby news, commentary, fun, fixtures, results, downloads and features from Planet-Rugby.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
France's Championship starts in August and ends on 9 June.
France sent the Boks packing by recording an impressive 36-26 victory in Saturday's one-off Test at Newlands in Cape Town - a margin that belies the superiority of the visitors.
France coach Bernard Laporte has named his side for Saturday's clash with South Africa in Cape Town, handing Biarritz star Damien Traille his first Test start at fly-half after Thomas Castaignède was found wanting at pivot during the tourists' 62-14 victory over Romania in Bucharest last weekend.
www.planet-rugby.com /Teams/France/index.shtml   (288 words)

 WTO | France - Member information
France has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995.
France is included in TPRs of the EU/EC See the TPR gateway for explanations and background
France is also included in dispute settlement cases of the EU/EC.
www.wto.org /english/thewto_e/countries_e/france_e.htm   (490 words)

Annual Energy and Energy-Related Data: Data for France for the years 1980-2003, reported by fuel (energy) category, are available to be downloaded in Excel (xls) spreadsheet format.
To see a complete energy balance for France for a recent year scroll down to the next item.
Environmental Issues in France [html] - An extensive discussion of air pollution, energy intensities, carbon emissions, and renewable energy.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/international/france.html   (313 words)

 France:Country Web Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
www.oecd.org/france is a one-stop-shop for OECD reports and statistics on France.
Policy has begun to prepare for the economic impact of population ageing, but there is no room to relax in seeking to contain fiscal costs and to increase employment among older workers.
Summary of economic developments and projections for France taken from the latest OECD Economic Outlook.
www.oecd.org /country/0,3021,en_33873108_33873376_1_1_1_1_1,00.html   (468 words)

France law resource page with links to the France constitution, France government, France law firms, France law, France law schools, France bar association, France judiciary, France treaties, France foreign relations law, France intellectual property law, France legal research, France president, France e-commerce law, France legislature, and France law guide.
Find foreign policy, european policy, culture, solidarity and development, education and science, the ministry of foreign affairs, and more.
Vous trouverez des informations sur les études de droit en France ainsi que sur divers aspects du Droit, des rappels de cours, de la bibliographie, des tableaux, des aide-mémoire, des fiches sur certains thèmes...
www.washlaw.edu /forint/europe/france.html   (406 words)

 France Guide.com, the Tourist Office WebSite for Tourism in France, Frankreich, Francia
France Guide.com, the Tourist Office WebSite for Tourism in France, Frankreich, Francia
Benvenuti sul sito ufficiale del turismo frances / Willkommen auf der offiziellen Website des Fremdenverkehrsamts Frankreich
Bienvenido à la página web oficial del turismo francése / Bem-vindo ao site oficial do turismo francês
www.franceguide.com   (72 words)

Secretary Rice traveled to Paris June 24-25 for meetings with France's new leadership and for multilateral consultations with international partners working on the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.
Deputy Secretary Negroponte delivered remarks to the French-American Foundation during recent trip to France.
The U.S. Ambassador to France discussed the close ties between the U.S. and France.
www.state.gov /p/eur/ci/fr   (148 words)

 France News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
France's Sarkozy calls for 'offensive' to rein in ECB
France on alert as it increases troops in Chad
France opens space agency files describing UFO reports
www.einnews.com /france   (582 words)

 Governments on the WWW: France
Ambassade de France à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso [French Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso]
Représentation Permanente de la France auprès de l'Union Européenne à Bruxelles [Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in Brussels]
Représentation de la France auprès de la Conférence du Désarmement à Genève [Representation of France to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva]
www.gksoft.com /govt/en/fr.html   (5375 words)

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