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Thousands stage ‘Day of Anger’ protest against French President Francois Hollande

Thousands marched through Paris on Sunday in a "Day of Anger" against embattled President Francois Hollande's policies, including his decision to legalise gay marriage. The protest called by a motley group of some 50 small and mainly right-wing organisations……

French president promises to keep ban on Monsanto GMO corn despite court ruling

French President Francois Hollande said Friday that a ban on growing GM corn sold by US giant Monsanto would remain in place, despite a court ruling reversing the suspension. “The moratorium will be extended,” he said on a visit to the southwestern department of Dordogne. France’s Council of State court…

Massive leak of emails and records reveals identities of rich politicos who hide wealth in offshore accounts

Millions of emails and leaked records from offshore tax havens have exposed the identities of thousands of holders of offshore accounts, including the family of the president of Azerbaijan and French President Francois Hollande’s one-time campaign treasurer, the Guardian and Le Monde newspapers reported on Thursday. The alleged involvement of…

France says drug-tainted horsemeat ‘likely in food chain’

Phenylbutazone have probably ended up being eaten by consumers. Phenylbutazone is an anti-inflammatory treatment for horses which is potentially harmful to humans and by law is supposed to be kept off of plates. Britain alerted Paris that six tainted carcasses had been exported to France in January, but the meat…

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