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France moves to block access to file-sharing site The Pirate Bay

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Following similar moves in other countries, a court in Paris orders leading internet providers to block access to the Swedish website.

France to outlaw single-use plastic bags by 2016

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Proposed law in wide-ranging Energy Transition bill will also outlaw disposable plastic cutlery and crockery by 2020.

Headscarf ban turns France’s Muslim women towards homeworking

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As they cannot wear religious garments in public service jobs many French Muslim women are taking up self-employed e-trading.

French court upholds ban on Muslim engineer from working at nuclear plants

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The unnamed man, employed by a sub-contractor working for nuclear plant operator EDF, is alleged to have links with a jihadist terrorist group.

Cannes beach officials ban selfies

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Sections of the Riviera beach are designated a 'No Braggies Zone', a haven for those weary of seeing beachgoers taking shots of their own faces.

France considers ban on radical Jewish group

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Interior ministry 'analysing' its options against the Ligue de Défense Juive, accused of provoking pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris area.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris defy ban

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The protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, banned over security fears, drew several thousands before hooded youths clashed with police. 

France places new ban on Paris Gaza protest this weekend

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A planned protest march through Paris against Israeli offensive in Gaza on Saturday is banned over security fears.

Paris police arrest 38 after violence at banned pro-Palestinian rally

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Cars were set alight and rocks thrown at police, who reported 14 officers injured, in clashes after the outlawed protest at Israel's Gaza offensive.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators defy ban in rallies around France

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Thousands of demonstrators protested on Saturday against Israel's offensive in Gaza despite a ban outlawing the rallies in Paris and Nice.

European Court upholds French full veil ban

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A 24-year-old French woman had claimed the 2010 ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and expression.

France ready to ban use of e-cigarettes in public places: report

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Press reports say the government is to table a bill that puts use of e-cigarettes on the same level as tobacco smoking.

French court says ‘non’ to genetically-modified maize

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Top French administrative court confirms ban on Monsanto maize in France, even though it has been cleared for use by the EU.

No, France did not ban workers from answering emails after 6pm

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Stories that French employees cannot respond to emails after stopping work in the afternoon appear to have been lost in translation...

Parisians driven to revolt by car ban in fight against pollution

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Around 700 police will enforce number plate scheme where only half of city's drivers will be allowed on French capital's roads on any given day.