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US-France tax fraud pact falls victim to shutdown

Protesters hold signs urging the US Congress to end the federal government shutdown on October 9, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DCThe US government shutdown claimed another victim Thursday, at least for now: a US-French agreement that battles tax evasion. France was ready to sign the pact providing for information exchange on the offshore financial accounts of US citizens, but the shutdown caused by a budget impasse would not allow it to go forward, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said.