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France bans most foie gras production for three months – Mashable


Mashable

France bans most foie gras production for three months
Mashable
Foie gras producers in 18 départements in south west France will be banned by the Ministry for Agriculture from having any ducks or geese in their factories and slaughterhouses from this week until Aug. 15, bringing a halt to 71% of the national
France bans foie gras for three months over bird flu scareThe Independent
France imposes three-month ban on making foie grasThe Local.fr
Foie gras shortage as France halts production due to Bird flu scareMetro

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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 12:07 pm

The corner of France that lured Da Vinci and Mick Jagger – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

The corner of France that lured Da Vinci and Mick Jagger
Telegraph.co.uk
Amboise, on the banks of the Loire. Up top on the rock, the château lords it over the river and oatmeal-hued town. From the castle terrace, anyone tall enough to see over the edge is at once overcome with a manifest destiny to rule at least France. He

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:22 am

Journalist who infiltrated Isis cell planning terror attack in France ‘never saw any Islam’ – The Independent


The Independent

Journalist who infiltrated Isis cell planning terror attack in France 'never saw any Islam'
The Independent
A journalist who infiltrated a cell of Isis supporters as they planned a terror attack in France said he found “lost, frustrated, suicidal, easily manipulated youths”. The man, who is using the pseudonym Said Ramzi to protect his identity, said he
ISIS cell in France threatens rocket attacks on planes and new Charlie Hebdo-style attacksDaily Mail

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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 9:48 am

Anti-Muslim acts tripled in France last year – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Anti-Muslim acts tripled in France last year
Al-Arabiya
However, anti-Semitic hate acts fell in 2015 to 808, a five percent drop over the previous year. “Several gauges indicate an ebb in the anti-Semitism that marked France in 2015,” said the commission, referring to the terror attack on a Paris Jewish
France: Anti-Muslim acts triple, but anti-Jewish acts downArutz Sheva
France: Anti-Muslim Acts Triple in 2015Tasnim News Agency (press release)

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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 9:25 am

US stubbornness could end EU trade deal says France – The Local.fr


The Local.fr

US stubbornness could end EU trade deal says France
The Local.fr
grind to a halt because of Washington's reluctance to make concessions, France's minister of state for trade warned Tuesday. "In view of the United States' state of mind today, that seems to be the most likely option," French trade secretary Matthias
France: US-EU Trade Deal Blocked, Probably DoomedABC News
France claims TTIP talks likely to stopEurActiv
France hits out at US-EU trade pactTimes of India
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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 6:35 am

Disgraced ex-police officer’s corruption trial opens in France – FRANCE 24


FRANCE 24

Disgraced ex-police officer's corruption trial opens in France
FRANCE 24
The trial of Michel Neyret, once one of France's most respected law enforcement officers, opened in Paris on Monday, where he stands accused of a litany of crimes, including corruption, drug trafficking and embezzlement. Neyret's fall from grace has

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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 7:00 pm

Violent May Day protests show France’s (and Hollande’s) problems are mounting – Washington Post


Washington Post

Violent May Day protests show France's (and Hollande's) problems are mounting
Washington Post
In graphic scenes that recalled the student revolts of 1968, police began facing off with protesters in the capital and elsewhere across France with tear gas, firecrackers and stun grenades. Cars were set on fire, and young people threw bottles and
France's Hollande sends labor bill to parliament in face of rebellionReuters
French parliament debates hotly contested labour reformFRANCE 24
ECB's Coeuré Says France Has to Do More to Boost GrowthWall Street Journal
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 6:07 pm

Barclays’ risk officer in France alleges laundering and mis-selling failures – Financial Times


Financial Times

Barclays' risk officer in France alleges laundering and mis-selling failures
Financial Times
The Financial Times has seen a letter dated April 5 from Philippe Hébert, chief risk officer of Barclays France, to Tony Blanco, chief executive of Barclays France, alleging serious shortfalls in the bank's standards of controls, compliance and conduct.

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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 5:52 pm

In France, a Film Taps Into a Desire for Change – New York Times


New York Times

In France, a Film Taps Into a Desire for Change
New York Times
PARIS — In France, as in the United States, there is no “politics as usual” this year. With popular disaffection on the rise, traditional parties and candidates have been thrown off course as voters look for alternatives to the status quo. The

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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 3:53 pm

How France Sank Japan to Win Australia’s $40 Billion Submarine Deal – Fortune


Fortune

How France Sank Japan to Win Australia's $40 Billion Submarine Deal
Fortune
Still, France saw an opportunity to get into the game. In November 2014, DCNS CEO Herve Guillou prevailed on French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit Australia and start the pitch for France. Le Drian travelled to Albany in the country's
France says will build new submarine fleet in AustraliaDeutsche Welle
Myths surface over Australia's submarines deal with FranceThe Age
RPT-INSIGHT-How France sank Japan's $40 bln Australian submarine dreamReuters
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 8:38 am

France – France 24 – International News 24/7

French parliament debates hotly contested labour reform

French lawmakers on Tuesday begin examining the government’s hugely divisive plans to reform France’s labour market, which have triggered two months of street protests and led to clashes with riot police.

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 5:29 am

Disgraced ex-police officer’s corruption trial opens in France

The trial of Michel Neyret, once one of France’s most respected law enforcement officers, opened in Paris on Monday, where he stands accused of a litany of crimes, including corruption, drug trafficking and embezzlement.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 6:46 pm

Prison term upheld for head of scandalised French breast implant firm PIP

A French appeal court on Monday upheld a four-year prison sentence for the founder of PIP, the company that manufactured defective breast implants that caused a health scare across Europe and South America.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 2:36 pm

Femen gatecrash National Front rally in central Paris

Topless Femen activists on Sunday interrupted the French far-right National Front’s (FN) annual May Day gathering for the second year running, baring their chests and toasting “The end of the FN” before being arrested.

Posted on 1 May 2016 | 1:53 pm

Why the French are against Brexit, but only just

With Britain less than two months away from its crucial referendum on staying in the EU, polls show the vote is on a knife edge. Across the Channel in France, the UK’s future in Europe is proving almost as divisive.

Posted on 30 April 2016 | 3:39 pm

French economic growth beats forecasts on consumer spending

The French economy grew 0.5 percent in the first quarter, boosted by the strongest increase in consumer spending since 2004 and beating even the most optimistic forecast, the INSEE national statistics agency said in a preliminary estimate on Friday.

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 6:49 am

Dozens of police injured, scores arrested at French labour protests

Two dozen police officers were injured Thursday, three of them seriously, as violence flared in mass protests across France against a hotly contested labour reform bill.

Posted on 28 April 2016 | 2:19 pm

France’s salesman: The quiet minister who sold billions in subs and jets

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the man behind a string of lucrative military contracts won by French contractors, is an oddity in the cabinet of President François Hollande: he is popular, successful, and a purveyor of good news.

Posted on 28 April 2016 | 11:18 am

Earthquake rocks southwestern French town of La Rochelle

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit close to the French city of La Rochelle and port town of Rochefort on Thursday, in the strongest quake to hit mainland France since April 2014, the Central French Seismic Office said.

Posted on 28 April 2016 | 9:06 am

New Paris museum to house billionaire’s modern art collection

A new museum is to open in the heart of Paris to showcase a vast collection of modern art owned by one of France’s wealthiest businessmen, the mayor of the French capital Anne Hidalgo announced Wednesday.

Posted on 27 April 2016 | 2:33 pm