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Top Uber executives on trial in France over 'illegal taxi' charges

The Guardian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Charges against Thibaud Simphal, general manager for France, and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, chief for western Europe, include running an illegal taxi operation, commercial deception and violation of French privacy law by illegally stocking, processing ...
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Six Nations preview: France vs. Ireland

ESPN.co.uk - ‎4 hours ago‎
Bizarrely, only France and England -- the two teams that disappointed most at last year's World Cup -- are still on for the Grand Slam following the opening weekend of Six Nations action.
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When is France vs Ireland in the Six Nations, what TV channel can I watch it on and can Ireland get their first win?

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎16 hours ago‎
Although nervy throughout and often looking likely to lose, France did get the job done over 80 minutes. Perhaps that will settle their nerves, but with several players making their first starts of the championship Novès could in fact find himself back ...
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Hollande names Ayrault foreign minister in French government reshuffle

FRANCE 24 - ‎11 hours ago‎
President François Hollande on Thursday named Jean-Marc Ayrault (pictured) as France's new foreign minister, amid a government reshuffle that saw a handful of environmental leaders return to his cabinet.
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Deadly attack targets UN mission in northern Mali

FRANCE 24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
The region, the size of France, first fell to Tuareg separatists and jihadist fighters linked to al Qaeda in 2012. But a mix of Islamist groups subsequently sidelined the Tuaregs to wrest full control of the north.
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France make six changes for Six Nations meeting with Ireland

The Guardian - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The France head coach Guy Novès has made six changes for Saturday's Six Nations meeting with Ireland after his team's nervy opening win against Italy.
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Republicans asked Iran to delay prisoner swap until after US election

FRANCE 24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Members of the US Republican Party asked officials in Tehran to delay a January prisoner swap until after the 2016 presidential election, an Iranian admiral told FRANCE 24 on Thursday. Iran released four US citizens being held in Iran on January 16, ...
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Britain locked in battle with France and Germany over City rules

Financial Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
Britain is at loggerheads with France and Germany over the right of the City of London to diverge from the eurozone's financial rules, one of the most consequential unresolved issues in the UK's “new settlement” with Europe.

What happened to liberté, égalité, fraternité in France?

The Local.fr - ‎22 hours ago‎
One of France's leading human right's lawyers Patrick Baudouin told The Local: "The state of emergency, the powers of the police to carry out raids and hold people for four hours for an identity check, the house arrests, the power to seize computers ...

Five ways France throws money down the drain

The Local.fr - ‎22 hours ago‎
The auditors noted that France wasn't adjusting to people's decreasing dependence on old-fashioned snail mail. Postal workers may be "under occupied" because of this, and what's more, they're allowed to clock off when they've finished their round ...

2016 Lemon festival in Menton, France

Toronto Sun - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
A worker puts the final touch to a replica of a giant eagle and pharaons made with lemons and oranges which shows a scene of the movie "Cleopatra" during the Lemon festival in Menton, France, February 10, 2016. Some 140 metric tons of lemons and ...
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France sees second fatal school bus accident in two days

RFI - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Thursday's road accident marked the second time in two days that a school bus crashed in France. On Wednesday two children, aged 12 and 15, died when their school bus veered off a road in snowy conditions near the Swiss border in eastern part of the ...

France Consulting on New UN Resolution on Burundi Violence

ABC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
France is consulting U.N. Security Council members on the text of a new resolution that would strengthen international involvement in Burundi and Britain says it could include "a policing element.
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France gets 'complete unknown' as culture minister

Slipped Disc - ‎13 hours ago‎
'She doesn't even have a wiki page,' wailed Paris hacks when President Hollande today named Audrey Azoulay as the new minister of culture, replacing Fleur Pellerin.
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The diplomatic highs and lows of France's Laurent Fabius

FRANCE 24 - ‎19 hours ago‎
A wealthy man who hails from a long line of art dealers, Fabius holds the distinction of having been France's youngest-ever prime minister, a post he took up in 1984 at the age of 37.
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French president Hollande announces referendum over divisive airport project

FRANCE 24 - ‎14 hours ago‎
French President François Hollande on Thursday said that a local referendum would decide the fate of a controversial airport project in Western France, hours after three Green lawmakers joined his cabinet as part of a government reshuffle. Hollande ...
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France's 'Wattway' Solar Road Set To Power Millions Of Homes

Huffington Post Canada - ‎15 hours ago‎
France may be on the verge of an environmental revolution with the country's planned 1,000-kilometre solar panel road, the Wattway.

Japan, France weigh ways to boost female empowerment

The Japan Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
In the debate, held at the National Assembly, the lower chamber of France's parliament, in Paris, seven participants, including former Environment Minister Yuriko Koike, exchanged views on factors that prohibit women from actively engaging society and ...
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Clinton on health care: 'We are not England. We are not France'

USA TODAY - ‎9 hours ago‎
Perhaps no issue illustrates the philosophical differences Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have to governing more than health care, the issue that led off Thursday's debate in Milwaukee.

France and the debate over statelessness

euronews - ‎17 hours ago‎
The result is that in theory a person's nationality may be withdrawn and so France could make a person stateless. That is underlined by the fact the country did not sign up to the 1961 United Nations Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
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