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Iran says nuclear talks with Europeans "promising" but no progress

ANKARA - Iran said talks with France, Germany and Britain on Thursday on its nuclear programme were "promising" but more work was needed to settle the 12-year standoff, the official IRNA news agency reported.

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Lagardere enters race for Benetton's World Duty Free - sources 29 Jan 2015

LONDON/MILAN - France's Lagardère has joined the race to acquire a majority of Italy's airport retailer World Duty Free , which belongs to the Benetton family, sources familiar with the situation said.

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In France's suburbs, state neglect breeds resentment 29 Jan 2015

AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France - Soul-searching in France in the weeks since Islamist gunmen killed 17 people has centred on battling radical Islam and reinforcing the country's secular tradition. In the "cités", housing estates like those in which the gunmen grew up, this seems to many like seeking a scapegoat for decades of neglect.

France aims to facilitate Greece-euro zone talks - finance minister 28 Jan 2015

PARIS - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Wednesday France wanted to facilitate talks between Greece's new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the rest of the euro zone, and would meet his Greek counterpart in Paris on Monday.

France unveils anti-jihad campaign with video and web site 28 Jan 2015

PARIS - France unveiled a short video and web site on Wednesday designed to dissuade potential jihadists from joining Islamist fighting groups in Syria and Iraq, where recruiters have lured hundreds of Westerners using slickly produced clips and social media.

Anti-jihadist raids net five in France, three in Belgium 27 Jan 2015

PARIS - Police in France and Belgium arrested eight suspected militant Islamists on Tuesday in dawn raids three weeks after jihadists killed 17 people in Paris.

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France says EU ministers to press ahead with transactions tax talks 26 Jan 2015

BRUSSELS - Austria will spearhead fresh efforts by eleven European finance ministers to reach a deal on an elusive financial transactions tax, France's finance minister said on Monday.

French court approves stripping nationality of Franco-Moroccan jihadist 23 Jan 2015

PARIS - France's top court ruled on Friday it was possible to strip the nationality of a Franco-Moroccan man naturalised as French who was convicted on terrorism charges, paving the way for more dual nationality jihadists to lose their passports.

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France takes battle against radical Islam into schools 22 Jan 2015

PARIS - France announced new measures on Thursday aimed at helping schools combat radical Islam, racism and anti-Semitism in reaction to deadly Islamist attacks two weeks ago.

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France, Austria in push to break transactions tax deadlock 22 Jan 2015

PARIS - France and Austria sought on Thursday to break deadlocked talks with nine other European countries for a financial transaction tax by proposing that it be applied to cover a wide range of transactions but at low rates from next year.