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Lactalis offers salmonella compensation, French government says probe continues

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PARIS France welcomed dairy group Lactalis' pledge to compensate victims of a Salmonella contamination in its baby milk on Sunday, but said a judicial investigation to determine who was responsible would continue. | Video

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France expects UK to pay up, take more refugees to keep border - official 15 Jan 2018

PARIS France expects Britain to agree to take more asylum seekers and pay more for border security in order to maintain a frontier on the French side of the Channel, a French government official said.

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French telcos to spend $3.7 billion to plug network gaps 14 Jan 2018

PARIS France's mobile telephone operators will spend more than 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) rolling out a 4G network to ensure there are no coverage gaps by 2020, a government minister said.

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Berlin and Paris step up push for euro zone reform deal 14 Jan 2018

BERLIN/PARIS Emboldened by a preliminary coalition deal between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats (SPD), Germany and France will try to inject new momentum into their stalled EU reform efforts this week when their finance ministers meet in Paris.

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France blames Lactalis, retailers in deepening baby food scare 12 Jan 2018

PARIS France, seeking to limit reputational damage to its agri-business industry, threatened on Thursday to impose sanctions after the country's big supermarkets said recalled baby foods made by Lactalis had still found their way onto shop shelves. | Video

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German parties offer Macron first response on Europe 12 Jan 2018

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats pledged on Friday to work closely with France to strengthen the euro zone, in Berlin's first substantive response to President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious EU reform proposals.

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European powers urge Trump to preserve Iran nuclear deal 11 Jan 2018

BRUSSELS Britain, France and Germany called on Donald Trump on Thursday to uphold a pact curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions on the eve of a sanctions ruling by the U.S. president they fear could torpedo an accord he has relentlessly criticised. | Video

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Migrants risk death crossing Alps to reach France 11 Jan 2018

BARDONECCHIA, Italy It took Abdullhai almost three years to get from his home in Guinea to a rocky, snow-covered Alpine mountain pass in the dead of winter, for what he hopes will be the final stage of his journey into France. | Video

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Global business jet market starting to recover - Dassault Aviation chief 11 Jan 2018

PARIS The global business jet market, which had been bruised by the 2007-08 financial crisis, has started to show signs of recovery, the head of France's Dassault Aviation said on Thursday.

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French feminists liken Deneuve and fellow #Metoo critics to "tiresome uncle" 10 Jan 2018

PARIS Catherine Deneuve and other critics of the #Metoo movement against sexual harassment sound like "the tiresome uncle at the family dinner" who does not understand that the world is changing, leading French feminists said on Wednesday. | Video