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Vivendi Accepts Numericable Bid to Buy SFR

  Vivendi announced on April 5 it would accept the bid from Numericable to buy its telecommunication affiliate SFR, over a rival offer from Bouygues, in a deal worth more than 17 billion euros. According to the announcement released last Saturday, the supervisory board of Vivendi “unanimously” decided to accept the offer from Numericable, a […]

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Anne Hidalgo in February 2014.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Inès Dieleman

Hidalgo, Paris’ First Female Mayor, Sworn into Office

On Saturday April 5, Anne Hidalgo was sworn into office as the first female mayor of Paris, after her popular election was confirmed by council members in a system similar to that of the Electoral College. Hidalgo, a member of France’s Parti Socialiste (PS), won the city’s municipal elections on March 30, making her socialist […]

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Illustration by Peter Ansell for La Jeune Politique

Sanctions Against Russia Raise Issues

Russia, Ukraine and the EU walk into a bar. Ukraine fancies Russia, but sees a future with the EU. When Crimea passes by, Russia remembers they were once together and decides to aggravate Ukraine by leaving with Crimea. The US storms in, shocked by the injustice and, together with the EU, comforts Ukraine. The US […]

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