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French Greens embrace Socialists and start joint presidential campaign

French electors have no environmental presidential candidate to vote for for the first time since the 1960s, with the Greens' man now campaigning alongside the Socialists.

French electors have no environmental presidential candidate to vote for for the first time since the 1960s, with the Greens' man now campaigning alongside the Socialists.

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France: Carnival in Dunkirk

Segolène Royal, the French environment minister, participated in traditional ‘herring throwning’, the main event at Dunkirk Carnival in northern France.

Segolène Royal, the French environment minister, participated in traditional ‘herring throwning’, the main event at Dunkirk Carnival in northern France.

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France election: clashes in Nantes ahead of Le Pen rally

There have been clashes in the western French city of Nantes, as two-thousand people gathered to demonstrate against Marine Le Pen.

There have been clashes in the western French city of Nantes, as two-thousand people gathered to demonstrate against Marine Le Pen.

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France: Le Pen aide charged in party financing probe

A close aide to French Front National leader Marine Le Pen has been charged amid an inquiry into the party’s financing.

A close aide to French Front National leader Marine Le Pen has been charged amid an inquiry into the party’s financing.

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Hollande fires back at Trump's terror innuendo over Paris

François Hollande has issued a sharp riposte to Donald Trump after his US counterpart’s comments hinting that terrorist attacks had made Europe – and particularly Paris –…

François Hollande has issued a sharp riposte to Donald Trump after his US counterpart’s comments hinting that terrorist attacks had made Europe – and particularly Paris –…

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Paris: Cesar Awards honour best in film

It was a night to remember at the Cesar Awards in Paris for Dutch director Paul Verhoeven.

It was a night to remember at the Cesar Awards in Paris for Dutch director Paul Verhoeven.

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What do we know about Francois Fillon's policies?

Francois Fillon remains a serious contender for the Elysee despite being hit by a financial scandal. What do we know about the conservative candidate's politics, his policies and his vision?

Francois Fillon remains a serious contender for the Elysee despite being hit by a financial scandal. What do we know about the conservative candidate's politics, his policies and his vision?

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PSA Peugeot Citroen boss reassures over future of Vauxhall plants

PSA Peugeot Citroen head Carlos Tavares has reassured politicians and union leaders in the UK about GM's Europe's Vauxhall plants re takeover plans.

PSA Peugeot Citroen head Carlos Tavares has reassured politicians and union leaders in the UK about GM's Europe's Vauxhall plants re takeover plans.

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France: has alliance boosted Macron's presidential chances?

Independent French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron appears to be getting a boost amid his new alliance with influential centrist Francois Bayrou.

Independent French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron appears to be getting a boost amid his new alliance with influential centrist Francois Bayrou.

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Topless Femen activist heckles French far-right's Marine Le Pen

France’s far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen has been heckled by a topless Femen activist at a news conference intended to outline her views on foreign policy ahead of the presidential…

France’s far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen has been heckled by a topless Femen activist at a news conference intended to outline her views on foreign policy ahead of the presidential…

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Le Pen's chief of staff under formal investigation

Judicial sources say Catherine Griset had been questioned in connection with a fraud inquiry along with Le Pen's bodyguard, Thierry Legier, who was later released.

Judicial sources say Catherine Griset had been questioned in connection with a fraud inquiry along with Le Pen's bodyguard, Thierry Legier, who was later released.

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Bayrou and Macron seal a deal in France

One of France's most influential politicians has dropped out of the presidential race to form an alliance with the independent candidate, Emmanual Macron.

One of France's most influential politicians has dropped out of the presidential race to form an alliance with the independent candidate, Emmanual Macron.

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Amazon to add 15,000 jobs across Europe, 5,000 in Britain

Online retailer Amazon has said it will create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, part of 15,000 in various European countries.

Online retailer Amazon has said it will create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, part of 15,000 in various European countries.

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Theo gives thanks for support

The 22-year-old man whose arrest in northern Paris sparked nights of protests across France has thanked his supporters. Theo posted the video message on Facebook after being discharged.

The 22-year-old man whose arrest in northern Paris sparked nights of protests across France has thanked his supporters. Theo posted the video message on Facebook after being discharged.

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American sharp-shooter Bailey wins surprise biathlon gold

Lowell Bailey produced shock and awe at the World Championships in Austria by storming to victory in the men’s 20km biathlon.

Lowell Bailey produced shock and awe at the World Championships in Austria by storming to victory in the men’s 20km biathlon.

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Where Eagles Dare: France trains birds to bring down drones

The French Air Force is training baby eagles to bring down remote-controlled drones that have strayed into restricted airspace.

The French Air Force is training baby eagles to bring down remote-controlled drones that have strayed into restricted airspace.

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French unemployment slips, still high

French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.

French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.

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Trudeau seeks to reassure Europe over CETA deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given a robust defence of free trade as so-called populist parties make gains across Europe.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given a robust defence of free trade as so-called populist parties make gains across Europe.