A rumor emanated from the Finance Ministry last week to the effect that France would be pleased to re-open negotiations for a settlement of her War debts to the U. S. and Britain.But before many hours had passed it became clear that the rumor had been started as an attempt to determine the French attitude toward ratification of the agreements reached with the U. S. and British Governments. (TIME, May 10, July 19, 1926.)

Premier Raymond Poincarè, who also functions as Finance Minister, issued a statement to the effect that he was "working...

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