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France to evict almost 1,000 migrants from 'jungle' near Calais

PARIS France plans to close part of a camp for migrants near Calais on its northern Channel coast within a week, forcing almost 1,000 people to leave, officials said on Friday.

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Total beats fourth-quarter expectations but oil rout to drive deeper cuts 11 Feb 2016

PARIS/LONDON France's Total beat quarterly earnings expectations powered by high production and refining margins on Thursday but said it plans fresh spending cuts and asset sales in response to one of the worst market downturns in a decade.

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Publicis sees modest growth in 2016 after strong final quarter 11 Feb 2016

PARIS France's Publicis predicted modest underlying growth for 2016 but avoided setting precise full-year targets as it digests a $3.7 billion (2.5 billion pounds) acquisition and reorganises its businesses.

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France rejects special treatment for UK banks in EU package 10 Feb 2016

PARIS France's finance minister said on Wednesday British banks must not win special treatment under a proposed European Union reform package aimed at keeping Britain in the bloc after French banks warned the proposals were unfair.

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Insight - Export-hooked Germany rebalances economy - up to a point 09 Feb 2016

BERLIN In 2010, France's then Finance Minister Christine Lagarde urged Germany to boost economic demand at home and help weaker euro zone states recover from the global crisis. Six years on, it is delivering - up to a point and as much by accident as by design.

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France asks EU for 'market regulation' to help struggling farmers 08 Feb 2016

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.