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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.

Business

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.

Sport

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.

Business

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.

Europe

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.

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Troubled Waters: Ceta protest

Demonstrators from Greenpeace protest in Strasbourg at the signing of CETA, EU’s free trade deal with Canada

Demonstrators from Greenpeace protest in Strasbourg at the signing of CETA, EU’s free trade deal with Canada

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Hollande urges 'respect' in bid to calm Paris suburb violence

“Police, killers” were among the slogans shouted as French President Francois Hollande visited a gritty suburb of Paris on Tuesday as tensions continue to rise over alleged police…

“Police, killers” were among the slogans shouted as French President Francois Hollande visited a gritty suburb of Paris on Tuesday as tensions continue to rise over alleged police…

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France's PSA could buy GM's Opel/Vauxhall

In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, France's PSA Peugeot Citroen is talking to General Motors about buying Opel/Vauxhall.

In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, France's PSA Peugeot Citroen is talking to General Motors about buying Opel/Vauxhall.

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French riots: wounds show no signs of healing soon

Over a decade after the infamous 2005 riots that rocked France, tensions between police and those living on the outskirts of society don't appear to be easing.

Over a decade after the infamous 2005 riots that rocked France, tensions between police and those living on the outskirts of society don't appear to be easing.

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Macron seen winning French presidency in latest poll

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen visited a migration hotspot on the country’s border with Italy on Monday.

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen visited a migration hotspot on the country’s border with Italy on Monday.

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France: Three family members killed in Alpine avalanche

Three members of the same family and their snowboarding instructor were killed in an Alpine avalanche on Monday – the worst such accident since the start of the ski-ing season in…

Three members of the same family and their snowboarding instructor were killed in an Alpine avalanche on Monday – the worst such accident since the start of the ski-ing season in…