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French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel dies aged 86

French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, known for her brightly coloured striped sweater dresses, has died aged 86.

French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, known for her brightly coloured striped sweater dresses, has died aged 86.

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France's battle with the burkini

Tremors along France’s most fragile social fault-line running between its identity as a secular state and the rights of its sizeable Muslim population are…

Tremors along France’s most fragile social fault-line running between its identity as a secular state and the rights of its sizeable Muslim population are…

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French submarine builder DCNS scuppered by leaks

Secret details of DCNS's Scorpene submarines have been leaked in an apparent case of industrial espionage which could have major financial consequences for the French military contractor.

Secret details of DCNS's Scorpene submarines have been leaked in an apparent case of industrial espionage which could have major financial consequences for the French military contractor.

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Burkini sales boosted by ban, as controversy rages on

The controversy over the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women - the burkini - is creating a business opportunity for its inventor who says orders have jumped.

The controversy over the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women - the burkini - is creating a business opportunity for its inventor who says orders have jumped.

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Can comeback kid Sarkozy really win in 2017?

It came as no great surprise to the French when their hyperactive former leader Nicolas Sarkozy announced he was going to run for the presidency again.

It came as no great surprise to the French when their hyperactive former leader Nicolas Sarkozy announced he was going to run for the presidency again.

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Low milk prices plague French dairy industry

French food giant Lactalis said it would renegotiate milk prices with French farmers after 400 of them protested outside the company’s headquarters in Laval this…

French food giant Lactalis said it would renegotiate milk prices with French farmers after 400 of them protested outside the company’s headquarters in Laval this…

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Germany and France fear smart phone apps like Telegram aid terrorists

In an attempt to identify potentially dangerous jihadists, Germany and France have called for Europe wide rules that would limit the use of encrypted communications.

In an attempt to identify potentially dangerous jihadists, Germany and France have called for Europe wide rules that would limit the use of encrypted communications.

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France and Germany call for European unity in the fight against terror

French authorities have arrested seven people on terrorism-related offences this month, at least three of whom allegedly had specific projects planned.

French authorities have arrested seven people on terrorism-related offences this month, at least three of whom allegedly had specific projects planned.

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Why France is the most likely to be the next to quit the EU

Exclusive: France is the most likely country to follow Britain in voting to quit the European Union amid a ‘bankruptcy of ideas’ about how to tackle its well-placed Eurosceptics, experts say, two mont

Exclusive: France is the most likely country to follow Britain in voting to quit the European Union amid a ‘bankruptcy of ideas’ about how to tackle its well-placed Eurosceptics, experts say, two mont