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France bans three Islamic organisations

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Government spokesman said the groups, which ran a mosque shut down after the Paris terrorist attacks, were 'clearly taking action to incite jihad.'

Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter given eight-year ban from football

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Pair were found guilty of breaches in a 2mln Swiss franc 'disloyal payment' made to Uefa boss and ex-France captain by Fifa chief Blatter in 2011.

European football chief Michel Platini fails to overturn ban

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The Uefa chief and 1980s French football star, under investigation over a payment from Fifa's boss, stays banned from all football-related activity.

SW France bird flu outbreak: South Korea bans French poultry imports

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The ban announced by Seoul came as increasing numbers of Dordogne farms are confirmed contaminated by an unusual strain of avian influenza.

France to lift ban on blood donations from gay men

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French health minister says 32-year-old ban to avid AIDS transmission will be lifted in 2016 but will be conditional to sexual abstinence.

French supermarket waste distribution plan sets challenge for charities

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A planned law bans large stores from destroying unsold food which would go to charities for the poor, which must invest to cope with the supplies.

French ecology minister announces ban on Roundup weedkiller

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Monsanto product will be barred from self-service shopping outlets amid evidence that one of its constituents, glyphosate, is carcinogenic.

France bans smoking in playgrounds

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Lighting up in the children's play areas of public parks in France is to be outlawed from July, with offenders fined €68.

French conservatives suspend 'Muslim ban' mayor

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UMP mayor Robert Chardon tweeted Muslim religion 'must be banned in France' and those pacticing it 'immediately escorted to the border'.

France moves to ban sunbed adverts, access for children

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MP and former skin cancer specialist Michèle Delaunay says tanning-induced melanoma is second-fastest-growing form of cancer among women.

Top museum lifts photo ban in wake of French culture minister’s Instagram gaffe

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People complained museum had one rule for public and one rule for ministers after Fleur Pellerin posted image of French masterpiece online.

French government likely to back bill of law banning too-thin fashion models

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French health minister hints at support for MP's proposed law to outlaw anorexic models, with employers who breach it facing fines and jail.

France rejects need for new law after smacking rebuke

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Family minister said France did not need new legislation but should reconsider value of corporal punishment after Council of Europe's criticism.

France set for rebuke over failure to ban smacking

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According to reports, the Council of Europe will this week criticise France for its failure to explicitly ban the smacking of children.

Uber faces new French legal challenge as taxi protest blocks Paris

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The controversial amateur cab firm now faces a ban on its UberPop operations under a new French law to be enforced from January 1st.