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French public back military intervention in Syria - poll

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PARIS - Most French people are in favour of military intervention by France in Syria, a poll showed on Saturday, a sharp reversal from a survey in 2013 when the majority opposed government plans for air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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French public back military intervention in Syria - poll 23 May 2015

PARIS - Most French people are in favour of military intervention by France in Syria, a poll showed on Saturday, a sharp reversal from a survey in 2013 when the majority opposed government plans for air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

French court sets rules for alternative taxis such as Uber 22 May 2015

PARIS - France's highest administrative court on Friday approved two out of three main restrictions on private chauffeured vehicle services such as Uber that were introduced last year after complaints from traditional cab drivers of unfair competition.

Large French supermarkets face ban on throwing away food 22 May 2015

PARIS/LONDON - France is cracking down on food waste with legislation banning big supermarkets from destroying unsold but edible food on pain of fines and even jail sentences.

Time not right for French telecoms consolidation - minister 22 May 2015

PARIS - The time is not right for consolidation in France's telecoms sector, which needs to boost investments, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said in a newspaper interview.

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France broadly backs EU plan amid growing opposition to immigration 20 May 2015

PARIS - France gave broad backing on Wednesday to an EU scheme to share out asylum-seekers among EU states to deal with a surge of migrants, after a week of ambiguity that reflected growing public opposition to immigration.

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Hollande vows to push on with reform despite French teacher strike 19 May 2015

PARIS - Tens of thousands of teachers went on strike across France on Tuesday to protest against measures aimed at revamping the country's creaking school system, but the government pledged to stick by its reform plan.

French attack survivor Luz says he leaving Charlie Hebdo 19 May 2015

PARIS - One of the few cartoonists to survive an Islamist militant attack on France's Charlie Hebdo journal is leaving the publication, saying he can no longer bear the pressure.

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Europe car sales shows broad-based rise in demand - ACEA 19 May 2015

FRANKFURT - New car registrations in Europe rose 6.9 percent in April, industry data showed, on growth in large markets like Italy, France, Germany and Great Britain, and as demand for mass market brands like VW outpaced sales of premium vehicles.

Italy, France, Germany sign European drone project 18 May 2015

BRUSSELS - Italy, France and Germany agreed on Monday to develop a European drone programme for reconnaissance and surveillance, seeking to inject momentum into a proposal first considered in 2013 to reduce reliance on U.S. and Israeli technology.