France

France asks EU for 'market regulation' to help struggling farmers

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PARIS France wants new "market regulation measures" to help farmers hurt by low milk and pork prices and has submitted proposals ahead of a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers later this month, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday.

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Thousands of refugees may enter Britain if it leaves EU - Cameron 08 Feb 2016

LONDON Thousands of refugees could flock to Britain from France if voters decide to leave the European Union, a spokesman for David Cameron said on Monday, underlining the prime minister's stance that an exit would hurt security.

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Former French budget minister goes on trial for tax evasion 08 Feb 2016

PARIS A former budget minister who championed France's campaign against tax dodgers went on trial on Monday three years after he was forced to quit over the discovery that he owned a secret bank account abroad.

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Seven countries call for EU action to help steel industry 06 Feb 2016

PARIS Seven countries including France, Britain and Germany have urged the European Union to step up action to relieve an ailing steel industry suffering from tumbling prices and cheap imports from China and Russia.

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Stade de France reopens for first time since Paris attacks 06 Feb 2016

PARIS Under tight security and in the presence of French President Francois Hollande, the Stade de France opened its gates on Saturday for the first time since the stadium was targeted in the deadly attacks which struck Paris in November.

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France's FN under fire from within over its anti-euro stance 05 Feb 2016

PARIS Criticism of the anti-euro stance of France's National Front is growing among party officials, who fear the position is a key reason the party is failing to turn growing popularity into election victories.

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EU sanctions on Russia at risk without Ukraine reforms -Denmark 05 Feb 2016

AMSTERDAM Ukraine must uphold its part of a peace deal with Russia by modernising the country or risk a collapse of support for EU sanctions against Moscow, Denmark's foreign minister said on Friday.

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France's alternative cab drivers protest on heels of taxi rivals 05 Feb 2016

PARIS Rivals of traditional taxi drivers protested in Paris on Friday in the latest episode of a turf-war that has come to symbolise France's quest for compromise between free-for-all competition and heavy-handed regulation of economic activity.

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Lab criticised as slow to act in fatal French drug trial 04 Feb 2016

PARIS An initial inquiry into a clinical drug trial that left one person dead and five others hospitalised in France last month found that the laboratory conducting the tests was slow to react when the first patient fell ill.

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No cause found yet for botched French drug trial - minister 04 Feb 2016

PARIS - An initial report into a drug trial in northwestern France that left one person dead and five others hospitalized last month did not identify the exact cause, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Thursday.