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Another French surrender. Rioting youths defeated the government of President Jacques Chirac when he retreated this week from a proposed law that would have made it possible for employers to fire workers aged 26 and younger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/12/edi_77181.shtml
Editorials
Up 2 Speed

...a conservative, won over his rival Sgolne Royal, a socialist, earning a 53 percent majority. He will replace Jacques Chirac, who served as president since 1995. NO WAR FOR PRINCE: Britain's Prince Harry will not be deployed with his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/22/xtr_129346.shtml
Xtreme
Anti-war stand might aid France's Olympics bid

...the 2012 Summer Olympics to Paris, the city's bid leader said Wednesday. Along with major backing from President Jacques Chirac and strong financial support, Philippe Baudillon said his country's political stance might play a role when the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/18/oth_434856.shtml
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Paris gets new museum with president's imprint

...million Musee du Quai Branly, which builders are racing to complete for its February 2006 opening, is President Jacques Chirac's pet project. The fan and defender of indigenous cultures is following the footsteps of other French leaders in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/20/art_429014.shtml
Arts
Exhibition chronicles the making of Statue of Liberty

...the Statue of Liberty opened Tuesday in Paris, even as relations with Washington remain cool since French President Jacques Chirac became one of the most outspoken critics of President Bush's decision to invade Iraq. "Bartholdi, the Builders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/11/art_436870.shtml
Arts
Muslim women march against head scarf ban

...protest, a cry of anguish from a rarely heard section of French society, was the first in Paris against President Jacques Chirac's announcement Wednesday that head scarves and other conspicuous religious symbols, including Jewish skullcaps...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/22/rel_394314.shtml
Your Faith
Defining 'disproportionate'

...to rocket attacks on its sovereign territory. Sadly, knowing the American left, they probably would. Presidents Jacques Chirac of France and Vladimir Putin of Russia are two of the loudest international voices scolding Israel for its "disproportionate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/19/edi_89394.shtml
Editorials
Time to pop the cork?

...hand of friendship to America, after years of snobbery, opposition and even contempt for the United States under Jacques Chirac. "They can rely on our friendship," Sarkozy said of Americans. "France will always be next to them when they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/09/edi_127734.shtml
Editorials
France fears Washington risks shooting itself in the foot

...post-Saddam Middle East. But the price could be deep, lingering bitterness toward the United States. French President Jacques Chirac says he does not rule out war, but he insists it must be a last, desperate step. Some political leaders urge Chirac...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/09/ira_375103.shtml
XXX Iraq
Leaders' spouses discuss Mideast

...the G-8: Cherie Blair, wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair; Bernadette Chirac, wife of French President Jacques Chirac; and Lyudmila Putin, wife of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sheila Ann Martin, wife of Canadian Prime Minister...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/10/met_418472.shtml
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