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Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklistings at U.N.

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UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday.

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France deficit plan treads fine line, betting on growth 6:06pm BST

PARIS - France outlined a slower roadmap on Wednesday to reduce its chronic deficit to the European Union's treaty limit next year, based on growth assumptions described by an independent watchdog as risky.

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France deficit plan treads fine line, betting on growth 3:53pm BST

PARIS - France outlined a slower roadmap on Wednesday to reduce its chronic deficit to the European Union's treaty limit next year, based on growth assumptions described by an independent watchdog as risky.

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France treads fine line on EU deficit-cutting targets 12:31pm BST

PARIS - France outlined a slower roadmap on Wednesday to reduce its chronic deficit to the European Union's treaty limit next year, based on growth assumptions described by an independent watchdog as risky.

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France treads fine line on EU deficit-cutting targets 12:04am BST

PARIS - France's government is to set out its roadmap to deficit reduction on Wednesday using optimistic growth forecasts considered risky by its own fiscal watchdog to show how it will meet European budget standards by the end of next year.

France to unveil plan to fight Syrian jihadist threat 22 Apr 2014

PARIS - France's interior minister on Tuesday unveiled a raft of policies to stop its citizens joining the Syrian civil war, aiming to prevent young French Muslims becoming radicalised and posing a threat to their home country.

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French PM under party pressure to tweak deficit plan 22 Apr 2014

PARIS - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls discussed tweaking his deficit-reduction programme on Tuesday with Socialist lawmakers who want to reduce cutbacks for low-income pensioners, a day before the plan is due to be presented to parliament.

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Omnicom unable to say when Publicis merger will close 22 Apr 2014

- Omnicom Group Inc , the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, said it was unable to predict when its $35.1 billion (20.8 billion pounds) merger with France's Publicis Groupe SA would close as the deal was yet to win some key approvals.

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French PM under party pressure to tweak deficit plan 22 Apr 2014

PARIS - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls discussed tweaking his deficit-reduction programme on Tuesday with Socialist lawmakers who want to reduce cutbacks for low-income pensioners, a day before the plan is due to be presented to parliament.

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France to unveil plan to fight Syrian jihadist threat 22 Apr 2014

PARIS - France is to unveil policies to stop its citizens joining the Syrian civil war, a government source said on Tuesday, aiming to prevent young French Muslims becoming radicalised and posing a threat to their home country.