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France moves to ban GM maize planting in short and long term

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Government issues temporary decree to prevent planting of genetically-modified maize while working on changes to ensure a longer-term ban.

Anelka gesture comic Dieudonne banned from UK

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Home Office has barred entry to the French comedian, who had been due to visit his friend the West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka.

French govt ‘clean fracking’ idea is 'backdoor bid' for public support

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Minister Arnaud Montebourg is said to back extracting shale gas using propane but Greens and many in ruling Socialist Party are opposed.

France's top court reinstates ban on comic Dieudonne

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One-man show by comedian accused of anti-Semitism banned at last minute after interior minister wins appeal against earlier legal setback.

French court convicts Islamic veil-wearing woman

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Cassandra Belin fined for 'wearing clothing that hides the face' and given suspended jail term for threatening police in arrest that led to riots.

French comic's show faces ban over anti-Semitic jibes

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The French interior minister is seeking legal means to ban shows by controversial comic Dieudonné after repeated anti-Jewish comments on stage.

French court case to challenge full-face veil ban

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Lawyers for woman who was arrested in July for wearing the veil are arguing that the 2011 legal ban is discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Muslim woman challenges French veil ban in European rights' court

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Arguing that the niqab is part of her "religious faith, culture and personal convictions" she calls for France's full-face veil ban to be overturned.

After BA, Eurostar bars obese Frenchman

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The clinically obese 22 year-old, travelling home from the US after receiving medical teatment, was forced to cross the Channel by ferry.

Fracking ban upheld by French court as constitutional

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France's top court rules that the 2011 law outlawing the fracking method of extracting shale gas is within constitution.

Maloya: The protest music banned as a threat to France

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The music from Reunion considered a threat to the French state in the 1970s is now being used to express the anger of a new generation.

France to ban child beauty pageants

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Organisers of such pageants may face a jail term of up to two years and a fine of 30,000 euros after French MPs vote for new law.

France considers extending headscarf ban to universities

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A report by France's High Council for Integration proposing headscarves be banned from university campuses sparks anger from Muslim groups.

Hollande maintains ban on Monsanto GM corn crops

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France will maintain its ban on growing genetically modified corn sold by Monsanto, despite a court ruling to lift the moratorium.

French court overturns ban on GM corn crops

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The Council of State rejected the legal basis for a government ban on growing Monsanto's GM corn which has been in force since March 2012.