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France's Cazeneuve officially takes over as PM

France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.

France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.

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French PM Manuel Valls declares bid for presidency

The socialist prime minister has announced he will seek the party's nomination for next year's election, after President Hollande said he would not run.

The socialist prime minister has announced he will seek the party's nomination for next year's election, after President Hollande said he would not run.

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"France is still France, Mr Trump"

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls reacted with anger at US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s assertion that “France is no longer France”.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls reacted with anger at US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s assertion that “France is no longer France”.

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Notre Dame Mass commemorates slain priest Jacques Hamel

The French president and prime minister attended a service in Notre Dame cathedral on Wednesday (July 27) the day after two militants murdered 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel in a Normandy…

The French president and prime minister attended a service in Notre Dame cathedral on Wednesday (July 27) the day after two militants murdered 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel in a Normandy…

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French parliament votes to extend state of emergency

France's lower house of parliament has voted early to extend a state of emergency nationwide for another six months. Critics say that it is too little too late.

France's lower house of parliament has voted early to extend a state of emergency nationwide for another six months. Critics say that it is too little too late.

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French leaders jeered during tribute to Nice victims

Shouts of “where were the police” rang out as crowds jeered France’s Prime Minister during a tribute to victims of last week’s truck attack in Nice.

Shouts of “where were the police” rang out as crowds jeered France’s Prime Minister during a tribute to victims of last week’s truck attack in Nice.

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France: Anti-government anger as Nice honours truck victims

Jeers and calls for France’s political leaders to resign overshadowed a minute’s silence in the southern coastal city of Nice on Monday as Prime Minister Manuel Valls and others paid tribute to the vi

Jeers and calls for France’s political leaders to resign overshadowed a minute’s silence in the southern coastal city of Nice on Monday as Prime Minister Manuel Valls and others paid tribute to the vi

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France will not be destabilised says PM

After a meeting of the Defence Council, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said France would not allow itself to be destabilised by the truck attack in Nice.

After a meeting of the Defence Council, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said France would not allow itself to be destabilised by the truck attack in Nice.

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French strikes threaten Euro 2016

France continues to be hit by a wave of industrial action just days before Euro 2016 kicks off.

France continues to be hit by a wave of industrial action just days before Euro 2016 kicks off.

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France: CGT union calls for further strikes

France’s CGT trade union is determined to make ongoing nationwide strikes felt, its representatives have said.

France’s CGT trade union is determined to make ongoing nationwide strikes felt, its representatives have said.

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France pledges half a billion euros aid to students

Prime Minister Manuel Valls proposed measures to boost youth employment including subsidies for young job seekers and aid for apprentices and students, as protesters threaten to continue their Nuit De

Prime Minister Manuel Valls proposed measures to boost youth employment including subsidies for young job seekers and aid for apprentices and students, as protesters threaten to continue their Nuit De

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Valls, Juncker call for Europe-wide cooperation on security

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls joined his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker as

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls joined his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker as

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France scales back labour reform plans in face of protests

The French government has backtracked on some key elements of its labour reform bill, unveiling a revised package following protests against the

The French government has backtracked on some key elements of its labour reform bill, unveiling a revised package following protests against the

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Proposed changes in a new labour law for French workers

A new labour law for France has electrified sections of the French left and angered employees in the private sector. It has been dubbed “the bosses

A new labour law for France has electrified sections of the French left and angered employees in the private sector. It has been dubbed “the bosses

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France's national assembly votes to extend state of emergency

France’s national assembly has heard a stark warning that the country could be targeted by chemical or biological weapons. It came as the lower house

France’s national assembly has heard a stark warning that the country could be targeted by chemical or biological weapons. It came as the lower house

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France 'at war' with Daesh, says PM Manuel Valls

“War” – the word used by both French President François Hollande and his prime minister following the Paris terror attacks. Speaking on French TV on

“War” – the word used by both French President François Hollande and his prime minister following the Paris terror attacks. Speaking on French TV on

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France 'ready to cut stake in Renault' says economy minister

The French Economy Minister has said the state is ready to reduce its stake in Renault once taxpayers’ interests are preserved. Emmanuel Macron added

The French Economy Minister has said the state is ready to reduce its stake in Renault once taxpayers’ interests are preserved. Emmanuel Macron added

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France in mourning after pensioners killed in horror bus crash

At least 43 people, most of them pensioners on a hiking trip, have been killed after the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck. The

At least 43 people, most of them pensioners on a hiking trip, have been killed after the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck. The

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Air France denies it plans '5,000 extra job cuts'

Air France has denied reports that it has plans to cut a further 5,000 jobs on top of the nearly 3,000 posts it has confirmed will go. The satirical

Air France has denied reports that it has plans to cut a further 5,000 jobs on top of the nearly 3,000 posts it has confirmed will go. The satirical

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French farmers block Lyon despite €600mn aid plan proposal

French farmers blockade Lyon, despite the government's offer of a 600-million euro, 24-step aid plan, which would include tax exemptions.

French farmers blockade Lyon, despite the government's offer of a 600-million euro, 24-step aid plan, which would include tax exemptions.