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Martial law in France: 10,000 troops deployed into streets

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France is mobilising 10,000 troops to boost security, as security forces search for what the French prime minister called a “probable” accomplice to three days of bloodshed in and around Paris. After a crisis meeting on Monday, Manuel Valls said the search is urgent because “the threat is still present” after the attacks ...

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Charlie Hebdo police investigator commits suicide

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Police commissioner Helric Fredou, who had been investigating the attack on the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, committed suicide in his office. The incident occurred in Limoges, the administrative capital of the Limousin region in west-central France, on Thursday night, local media France 3 reports. Helric Fredou, 45, suffered from depression and experienced burn out. Shortly before committing ...

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French presidential frontrunner wants gold back in France

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France could be next on the list of countries that wants to take its gold back, if the leader of a far-right political party has her way. Tuesday, Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National party of France, who is also the front runner to potentially be France’s new president, ...

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European nations look to bring their gold reserves home

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The financial crisis in Europe is prompting some nations to repatriate their gold reserves to national vaults. The Netherlands has moved $5 billion worth of gold from New York, and some are calling for similar action from France, Switzerland, and Germany. An unmatched pace of money printing by major central ...

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French farmers torch tax office and dump vegetables out front

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Farmers dumped piles of vegetables around the town of Morlaix in western France on Friday night before torching public buildings in a dramatic act of frustration at falling revenues. Around 100 farmers hauled artichokes, potatoes and broccoli to Morlaix by tractor, unloaded them onto the streets and set them ablaze, Reuters reports. According ...

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French President approval rating hits record low 13%

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The unpopularity of French President François Hollande fell to a record low in September, says a recent poll. Only 13 percent of French people say they are satisfied with Hollande’s performance as president. 86 percent of France’s population don’t support Hollande, says the IFOP [French Institute of Public Opinion] poll. ...

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French bank to pay $8.8 billion for violating US sanctions

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French banking giant BNP Paribas has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges of violating US sanctions, and will pay a record-breaking $8.8 billion settlement. Prosecutors allege BNP conducted “long-term, multi-jurisdictional conspiracy.” A lawyer representing the bank appeared in New York state court on Monday to answer for both charges, reports ...

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Germany to repatriate gold from US and France

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Germany’s Bundesbank plans to store half the national gold reserves in its own vaults by 2020. It will mean the return of 700 tons of the precious metal from the US and France This year the Bundesbank got back about 37 tons of gold from the US and France. The ...

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Bras make breasts “saggier”, 15-year French study reveals

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Women who took off their bras for good experienced a 7mm lift in their nipples each year they didn’t wear a bra. Researchers also found that bra-less women developed firmer breasts and saw their stretch marks fade. Women have long been told that a good bra can help support the ...

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France caught planning false flag terror attack in Britain

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French intelligence services planned to stage a terror attack in Britain and then blame it on neo-nazis in a bid to assassinate Muslim hate preacher Abu Hamza, according to an investigation by pressure group Hope Not Hate. Following the 1999 nail-bombing campaign in London, carried out by far-right terrorist David ...

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