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Wildfires prompt 10,000 evacuations on French Riviera

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MARSEILLE Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France's tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight. | Video

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Human Rights Watch - French police use excessive force on Calais migrants 5:58pm BST

PARIS Human Rights Watch pressed France on Wednesday to end what it described as recurrent police violence against migrants in the northern town of Calais, where hundreds have returned despite the demolition of a sprawling camp once known as "the jungle". | Video

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France to nationalise STX shipyard if Italy snubs ownership deal 5:51pm BST

PARIS The French state said on Wednesday it would nationalise the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX's capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new President Emmanuel Macron.

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Exclusive - Group of nations urge U.N. Security Council to act to ensure access for Syrian aid 5:30pm BST

GENEVA The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the U.N. Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Algeria busts Islamic State cell led by veteran militant - security source 12:36pm BST

ALGIERS Algerian police have broken up an Islamic State militant cell led by a former al Qaeda commander convicted in France more than a decade ago for planning an attempted bombing in Strasbourg, a security source said on Wednesday.

Germany's Ceconomy enters France with $526 million Fnac Darty stake 12:31pm BST

BERLIN/PARIS German consumer electronics retailer Ceconomy will become the largest shareholder in French music and book retailer Fnac Darty , marking its entry into France just weeks after it was spun off from Metro.

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France to nationalise STX shipyard if Italy snubs ownership deal 10:32am BST

PARIS The French state said on Wednesday it would nationalise the STX France shipyard if Italy does not accept its offer to split STX's capital equally, putting down a marker on the limits of economic liberalism under new president Emmanuel Macron.

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Uber ties up with AXA for drivers' accident cover in France 25 Jul 2017

PARIS Uber and insurance group AXA have joined forces in France to offer accident cover for drivers who work for the ride hailing service after it faced criticism over their treatment.

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France ready to negotiate with Google on back taxes - minister 24 Jul 2017

PARIS France is ready to negotiate a deal with Google over back taxes, budget minister Gerald Darmanin told financial daily Les Echos on Monday.

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Luxottica on track with targets and Essilor deal after steady first half 24 Jul 2017

MILAN Italian eyewear group Luxottica is on track to meet full-year targets and win regulatory approval for its planned merger with France's Essilor, it said on Monday, after its first-half underlying operating profit came in just ahead of forecasts.