France to dissolve government

Divide on austerity measures prompts premier’s move

Posted: August 26, 2014 at 3:52 a.m.

PARIS -- French politics were thrown into disarray Monday as Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he would dissolve the government, after a divisive battle in his Cabinet over whether belt-tightening measures supported by President Francois Hollande were impeding France's stagnant economy from recovering.

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