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After lapses at renowned security fair, Amnesty says France provides a 'marke...
Despite strengthened EU regulations against the promotion and trade of instruments of torture, a Chinese company managed to bring such equipment into France this week and display it at a prominent trade fair.

Russian billionaire senator investigated for tax fraud in France
A French judge has put Russian billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov under formal investigation for tax fraud in Nice, hours after Moscow protested his arrest in the French Riviera resort.

As Saad Hariri visits Paris, Lebanese PM's debts to French workers linger
As Saad Hariri visits Paris ahead of his hotly anticipated return to Beirut on Wednesday, hundreds of laid-off French employees of Saudi Oger, the Lebanese PM's construction and public works firm, are demanding millions in unpaid salaries.

France to take refugees rescued from Libya who ?need protection?
France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the United Nations refugee agency, French officials announced Monday.

Hariri says he will return to Lebanon to discuss his political position
Lebanon?s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Saturday he would return to Beirut in the coming days and indicate his position on the current crisis after meeting President Michel Aoun. Hariri made his announcement during a visit to Paris.

Macron?s party picks new leader amid internal wrangling
Emmanuel Macron's party named a new leader Saturday as the French president faces the first rebellious grumblings in the 19-month-old movement that swept him to power.

French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia dies aged 77
French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia, whose timeless gowns won an army of devotees around the world, has died at the age of 77, France's fashion federation said Saturday.

Lebanon's Hariri set to arrive in France from Saudi Arabia
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was on Friday preparing to leave Saudi Arabia for France in the latest attempt to address the crisis sparked by Hariri?s controversial November 4 resignation announcement.

Islamic State group changing strategy, French defence minister tells FRANCE 24
In an interview with FRANCE 24, French Defence Minister Florence Parly discussed the fight against terrorism, in Syria and Iraq as well as in Africa, warning that the Islamic State (IS) group is morphing into "an underground terrorist organisation" even as it is chased out of its bastions.

Paris court upholds ban on Champs-Élysées Christmas market
A Paris court on Thursday rejected a bid to return Christmas market stalls to the famed avenue for a 10th year running, upholding a decision from the Paris mayor?s office to discontinue the market on the grounds that it is tacky and overpriced.

French state helped fuel extremism by abandoning poor, Macron says
President Emmanuel Macron says the French state fueled homegrown extremism by abandoning its poorest neighborhoods, and is promising tough and "sometimes authoritarian" new measures to combat the problem.

Archaeologists discover medieval treasure at Cluny abbey
French archaeologists have discovered a medieval treasure on the site of a famous abbey in central France that had remained buried for over eight centuries.

Butter shortage threatens to dampen France's Christmas fare
There can arguably be no greater threat to the French way of life than a lack of butter.

Marcel Campion, Paris funfair iconoclast, fights City Hall again and again
A living legend of France?s fairground scene, Marcel Campion has given authorities fits for half a century. At 77, deep into his latest showdown with Paris City Hall, he remains the rebel with a cause made up of cotton candy and carousels.

Age of non-consent on trial in France amid controversial rulings
A pair of court decisions has raised public ire in France by appearing to minimise allegations of sexual assault on two 11-year-old girls, prompting calls for legislation that better protects children in sex cases and government pledges to act.

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