Sunday, May 6, 2012


  • PARIS (Reuters) - Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in Frances presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe that could start a pushback against German-led austerity.
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  • Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index heading for its biggest decline in almost six months, after U.S.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • ATHENS, Greece — Greeces former finance minister and Socialist party leader Evangelos Venizelos, whose party has received a drubbing in parliamentary elections, has called for a broad coalition government of pro-European parties.
  • (Palm Beach Post)
  • PARIS -- Francois Hollande defeated French President Nicolas Sarkozy in a presidential runoff Sunday, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe grapple with a weak economy.
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  • French voters booted President Nicolas Sarkozy from power Sunday in one of several elections across Europe in which governments that cut a deal to slash budgets to solve a debt crisis were hammered by the electorate.
  • (Weekly Standard)
  • PARIS (May 6, 2012)--Socialist Francois Hollande declared victory Sunday in Frances presidential election, railing against austerity measures and urging national unity after a bitter campaign against Nicolas Sarkozy.
  • (KWTX)
  • Paris: It was a long night of celebrations in Paris after Fran├žois Hollandes victory. People thronged the streets to watch his motorcade pass.
  • (NDTV)

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