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Germany, France to seek deal on investment, reforms

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BERLIN - Germany and France sought to paper over deep differences about how to bolster a faltering European economy, promising on Monday to unveil joint proposals on strengthening investment and competitiveness by early December. | Video

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France will cut deficit at appropriate pace - Sapin 8:09am BST

PARIS - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin reaffirmed ahead of a meeting in Berlin with his German counterpart on Monday that France would cut its deficit at a rate appropriate to maintaining a fragile recovery.

Paris, Berlin work on French budget deal for EU - Spiegel 19 Oct 2014

BERLIN - Germany and France are secretly discussing a deal to enable the European Commission to approve Paris's draft 2015 budget even though it breaks past deficit-cutting commitments, German weekly Der Spiegel said on Sunday.

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OECD sees French reforms boosting GDP growth 0.3 percent points per year 17 Oct 2014

PARIS - The OECD prodded France on Friday to step up the pace of its reforms, though it estimated that those already in the pipeline would gradually deliver tangible economic growth gains.

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European car sales jump 6.1 percent in September 17 Oct 2014

BERLIN - European car sales rose 6.1 percent year on year in September, benefiting from an extra selling day compared with 2013 and with brands like Volkswagen and Ford enjoying stronger sales in Germany, France and Italy.

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French government under fire over family benefit cuts 17 Oct 2014

PARIS - France's cash-strapped government was attacked from left and right on Friday over plans to cut family benefit payouts by tying them for the first time in over half a century to household income, breaking a political taboo.

Suspected Ebola case taken from Air France flight in Madrid 17 Oct 2014

MADRID - Madrid authorities evacuated an Air France plane on Thursday after a passenger started shaking on the flight to Madrid from Lagos via Paris, prompting fears the person had Ebola, Air France and airports operator Aena said.

Suspected Ebola case taken from Air France flight in Madrid 16 Oct 2014

MADRID - Madrid authorities evacuated an Air France plane on Thursday after a passenger started shaking on the flight to Madrid from Lagos via Paris, prompting fears the person had Ebola, Air France and airports operator Aena said.

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Euro zone back in firing line over growth, lowflation, Greece 16 Oct 2014

PARIS - After a two-year siesta, the euro zone is back in the financial markets' firing line due to stagnating growth, low inflation, budget problems in France and Italy and rising political risk in Greece, where the bloc's debt crisis began in 2009.

Suspected Ebola case taken from Air France flight in Madrid 16 Oct 2014

MADRID - Madrid authorities evacuated an Air France plane on Thursday after a passenger started shaking on the flight to Madrid from Lagos via Paris, prompting fears the person had Ebola, Air France and airports operator Aena said.