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France ready to negotiate with Google on back taxes - minister

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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 4:52pm BST

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.

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France to host talks with Libya's premier, military leader 8:31am BST

PARIS France said it will host talks on Tuesday between Fayez al-Serraj, head of Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, and Khalifa Haftar, a powerful military commander in the divided country's east who has so far rejected his authority.

France's far-right National Front party reaffirms anti-EU stance 22 Jul 2017

PARIS France's far-right National Front party reaffirmed on Saturday its anti-European Union stance while admitting voters' concerns over its policy to quit the euro, at the end of a two-day meeting aimed at analysing its defeat in this year's election.

French banks pledge 1,000 post-Brexit jobs in Paris 21 Jul 2017

PARIS French bankers pledged to create 1,000 jobs in Paris as part of a plan to shift their operations out of London once Britain leaves the European Union, following a meeting with France's finance minister, Bruno Le Maire.

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Wounded National Front seeks way back after French poll failures 21 Jul 2017

PARIS Top officials from France's far-right National Front gather on Friday to find a way back from successive election failures, and senior members said everything from the party's name to its vow to restore the franc currency were up for review. | Video

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France's Macron treads fine line in showing he's the boss 21 Jul 2017

PARIS In Emmanuel Macron's traditional presidential portrait destined to adorn town halls across France, a pair of iPhones and a copy of national hero Charles de Gaulle's memoirs lie on his desk.

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France opens in-depth field-to-fork food review 20 Jul 2017

PARIS Prime Minister Edouard Philippe launched a wide review of France's food sector on Thursday, calling participants to help the state find solutions to improve farmers' ailing incomes, food quality and the environment.

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Fintech charmed by Macron but reluctant to leave London for Paris 20 Jul 2017

PARIS France's fast-growing fintech sector is optimistic the country's dynamic new president will push it up the global rankings. But startups based in London do not yet seem ready to swap that key hub for Paris, even if they have French roots.

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Publicis reports underlying sales growth in second quarter, beating expectations 20 Jul 2017

PARIS France's Publicis said on Thursday it regained a little traction in the second quarter, driven by a surge in revenue in its biggest regional market, North America.