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April 28, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are bittersweet days on the Rue des Italiens. The newspaper Le Monde, France's most famous journalistic institution, a landmark on this narrow, L-shaped street in the Opera district, is moving to ultramodern offices in the distant Montparnasse district. Even the two men who camp on a mattress in front of the 89-year-old building on the Rue des Italiens are upset. They say they will accompany Le Monde in its cross-town move to the Left Bank address.
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January 13, 1995 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For months now, Le Monde, the most serious, thorough and, it must be said, grayest of France's daily newspapers, had been promising its readers a new look. And there it was this week, on the front page of the 15,538th edition. Color. Not colors, mind you. Just one color--red--in an otherwise black-and-white drawing of Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and a bloody Chechen combatant, a splash of color small enough to hide beneath a coffee cup.
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March 3, 1991 | Reuters
The Algerian Foreign Ministry said Saturday it has removed the accreditation of a French journalist who reported that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had asked Algeria for asylum. The ministry said Georges Marion of the newspaper Le Monde was guilty of disinformation and said it decided "with great regret" to withdraw his accreditation.
NEWS
March 3, 1991 | Reuters
The Algerian Foreign Ministry said Saturday it has removed the accreditation of a French journalist who reported that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had asked Algeria for asylum. The ministry said Georges Marion of the newspaper Le Monde was guilty of disinformation and said it decided "with great regret" to withdraw his accreditation.
NEWS
January 13, 1995 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For months now, Le Monde, the most serious, thorough and, it must be said, grayest of France's daily newspapers, had been promising its readers a new look. And there it was this week, on the front page of the 15,538th edition. Color. Not colors, mind you. Just one color--red--in an otherwise black-and-white drawing of Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and a bloody Chechen combatant, a splash of color small enough to hide beneath a coffee cup.
NEWS
August 28, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Princess Diana whipped up a political storm with criticism of the previous, Conservative government. In an interview with France's Le Monde newspaper, the princess was reported to have praised the Labor government for its stance on antipersonnel land mines and poured scorn on the previous administration. Conservative lawmakers reacted furiously to her description of John Major's government as "hopeless."
WORLD
February 17, 2007 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
More than a decade after the genocide, a mystery still lies at the heart of Rwanda's darkness. But France's most celebrated anti-terrorism magistrate believes he knows who assassinated two African presidents on April 6, 1994. The shooting down of the Rwandan presidential jet that night was followed by the killings of an estimated 800,000 people, most of them members of the Tutsi minority.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Eisner Says Euro Disney Doing 'Splendid': The chairman of Walt Disney Co. has dismissed reports suggesting that the Euro Disney theme park near Paris is not doing well, saying in an interview published over the weekend that it was off to a "splendid" start. Asked his verdict for the first six months of the park, which opened in April, Michael Eisner told Le Monde newspaper: "Splendid. And optimistic. We are happy with the way things have been organized and with the reception from the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jeanne Loriod, the leading performer on an electronic instrument used in film scores from "Lawrence of Arabia" to "Mars Attacks!" and in many symphonic works to produce mysterious glassy tones and glissandi, has died in southern France. She was 73. Loriod, who played the ondes martenot--invented by the French musician Maurice Martenot--died of a stroke in Juan-les-Pins on Aug. 3, Le Monde newspaper reported.
WORLD
January 15, 2013 | By Kim Willsher
PARIS -- France will gradually increase the number of soldiers deployed in the fight against Islamist insurgents in the West African nation of Mali to 2,500, a Defense Ministry official told journalists on Tuesday.  The report suggests that France was prepared for a larger and longer campaign in its former colony than previously thought. The official, said to be close to Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, told Agence France-Presse that the buildup of French forces in Mali would be "progressive.
NEWS
April 28, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are bittersweet days on the Rue des Italiens. The newspaper Le Monde, France's most famous journalistic institution, a landmark on this narrow, L-shaped street in the Opera district, is moving to ultramodern offices in the distant Montparnasse district. Even the two men who camp on a mattress in front of the 89-year-old building on the Rue des Italiens are upset. They say they will accompany Le Monde in its cross-town move to the Left Bank address.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A French securities trader was ordered into custody Friday while investigations continued into the billions of dollars in losses he allegedly caused at Societe Generale bank. A probe into the case broadened as well, with police taking into custody a brokerage employee who reportedly had been in contact with Jerome Kerviel, the 31-year-old trader.
NEWS
December 5, 1986 | Associated Press
The French government decided today to modify its plans to reform higher education, but it refused to bow to student demands that the reform be scrapped altogether. The decision came one day after a demonstration by 200,000 students against the government's bill escalated into a bloody clash. (Story on Page 13.) It was not known immediately what the modifications would be.
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