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France's Galeries Lafayette turns to art and gourmet food to lure shoppers


PARIS France's chic department store Galeries Lafayette is betting on an art foundation and an Italian gourmet food hall in Paris to help differentiate its brand from bricks-and-mortar rivals and e-commerce competitors.

France's Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Gaddafi funds case

NANTERRE, France France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy was questioned for a second day on Wednesday by police investigating allegations that his 2007 election campaign received funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

World, Libya, 11:18am EDT

France targets sexual harassment with on-the-spot fines

PARIS France announced a series of measures against sexual violence on Wednesday, including on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment on the street and extended deadlines for filing rape complaints.

World, 8:59am EDT

Birds in rural France wiped out at "dizzying" rate

PARIS Bird populations are collapsing in rural France at a catastrophic rate, according to two studies published on Tuesday which drew a link to the intense use of pesticides in farming.

Environment, Mar 20 2018

Tuesday Morning Briefing

Britain is investigating whether Facebook did enough to secure data after reports that a political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information about 50 million Facebook users, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said on Tuesday. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cambridgeanalytica/uk-investigating-facebooks-response-to-alleged-data-breach-idUSKBN1GW0WX

China, Japan, Facebook, Libya Mar 20 2018

France faces legal risks over Saudi, UAE arms sales: lawyers

PARIS France and its arms suppliers face heightened legal risks for supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE despite warnings such arms could be used in the war in Yemen, a law firm's report commissioned by human rights groups said on Monday.

World, Saudi Arabia, Yemen Mar 19 2018

France urges tough EU approach on Iran to save nuclear accord

BRUSSELS France urged the European Union on Monday to consider new sanctions on Iran over its involvement in Syria's civil war and its ballistic missile programme, as Paris tries to persuade Washington to preserve a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

World, Syria Mar 19 2018

Majority of French back selling state assets in Renault, Orange, PSA: poll

PARIS A majority of French voters back selling all or some of the state's assets in automakers Renault and Peugeot , airliner Air France and telecoms group Orange , an opinion poll showed on Monday.

Aerospace & Defense Mar 19 2018

New European sanctions would affect nuclear deal: Iran official

BEIRUT Any new European sanctions against Iran will have a direct effect on the nuclear deal struck between world powers and Tehran, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Friday, according to state media.

Exclusive: European powers propose new Iran sanctions to meet Trump ultimatum

BRUSSELS/PARIS Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. | Video