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France denies it omitted elements in Renault emissions report

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PARIS France's Environment Ministry on Wednesday denied it had omitted key elements concerning some Renault cars in a report on vehicle pollution it commissioned following the Volkswagen emissions scandal last year.

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French Muslims fear renewed stigmatisation in burkini ban 24 Aug 2016

PARIS French Muslims are concerned that decisions taken by some municipal authorities to ban the burkini could lead to further stigmatisation of Muslims, the head of a body representing Muslims in France said on Wednesday.

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France deploys reserve force, ramps anti-terror drills in new school year 24 Aug 2016

PARIS France will deploy about 3,000 reserve troops, train school authorities and ramp up school anti-terror drills in case of attacks, its education and security ministers announced on Wednesday, a week before the start of a new academic year.

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Sarkozy presidential bid seeks to tap mood shift after France attacks 23 Aug 2016

PARIS When Nicolas Sarkozy went fishing for votes in the electoral waters of France's far right for a second presidential term in 2012 it ended in defeat, as voters alienated by his rhetoric and disappointed by a moribund economy deserted him. | Video

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Lactalis ready to discuss milk prices with angry French farmers 23 Aug 2016

PARIS Europe's largest dairy producer, Lactalis, said on Tuesday it was ready to renegotiate milk prices paid to producers after hundreds of farmers protested outside its headquarters in northwestern France demanding higher prices.

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France, Germany press for access to encrypted messages after attacks 23 Aug 2016

PARIS France and Germany want to compel operators of mobile messaging services to provide access to encrypted content to terrorism investigations, after a series of deadly attacks in both countries.

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Kremlin says Putin, Merkel, Hollande to meet to discuss Ukraine at G20 on Sept. 4-5 23 Aug 2016

MOSCOW The leaders of Russia, Germany and France have agreed to meet to discuss the situation in Ukraine on Sept. 4-5 in China on the sidelines of the G20 summit, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

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Euro zone business growth stable in August, France surprises upwards 23 Aug 2016

LONDON Surprisingly strong growth in France supported stable euro zone private business activity during August but factories could face a tougher September as new order growth stumbled, surveys showed on Tuesday. | Video

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Sarkozy announces bid for 2017 presidential race 22 Aug 2016

PARIS Nicolas Sarkozy will run for president in 2017, hoping to return as France's head of state after being unseated in 2012 by the now deeply unpopular Francois Hollande, he announced on Monday. | Video

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Global tourism GDP resilient this year, but woes for France, Turkey 22 Aug 2016

BERLIN Travel and tourism will contribute less than previously forecast to the economies of France, Turkey and Brazil this year, hit by attacks, political and economic turmoil, though globally the sector is resilient, the World Travel and Tourism Council said.