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France's Air Traffic Control Strike Sparks Over 300 Flight Cancellations Amid Travel Chaos

France's Air Traffic Controllers' Strike Sparks Over 300 Flight Cancellations Amid Travel Chaos

Airline passengers experienced a day of travel chaos as numerous flights were canceled due to concerns about potential worker walkouts in France.

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France Moves Closer to Legally Allowing Terminally Ill People to Take Lethal Medication to End Their Lives

France Moves Closer to Legally Allowing Terminally Ill People to Take Lethal Medication to End Their Lives

France proposed a bill on Wednesday that would allow terminally ill adult patients to take lethal medication.

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Google Fined By French Media For $283 Million Over Copyright Dispute

French regulators fined the tech giant over $280 million after the Google Vs. French media fiasco for alleged breaches of intellectual property rules.

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France Urges EU To Finance New Defense Strategy Amid Struggles Brought By Russia-Ukraine Conflict

France, Poland, and Estonia are calling on the European Union to secure funding for defense programs in response to vulnerabilities exposed in the EU's defense capabilities during the Russia-Ukraine war.

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US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Gets Regulatory Nod in France

US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Gets Regulatory Nod in France

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has successfully secured registration with France's financial markets regulator, paving the way for the US-based company to offer crypto services in the French market.

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IMF's Lagerde in French

Lagarde will be standing a trial on charges of negligence.

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France Commits $30 Million Fund For Protection Of Cultural Heritage Sites

France spearheads the efforts to prevent the destruction of cultural heritage sites by establishing a fund committed for the cause. France has allocated $30 million for the protection of historical sites endangered by militant attacks and wars. Supporters of the initiative plan to establish $100 million.

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French Government Offers a Site for Tesla to Build Its European Factory

French government offered an old nuclear plant site for Tesla to build its electric car manufacturing facility. The plant site is shutting down and Tesla’s existence could help support local residents with jobs.

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France Emerged as Booming Tech Landscape, Startups Raised Almost 1 Billion Euros in 2015

French tech startups managed to secure almost 1 billion euros in funding last year, establishing the country’s place in the European tech landscape. Most investments were still made by domestic investors, although there are prominent foreign investors involved in big fundings.

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Google Fined by France Authority Over Privacy Issues Regarding the “Right to be Forgotten"

France’s data protection authority CNIL fined U.S. tech giant Google for failing to comply with the European top court’s ruling for the “right to be forgotten”. Google has implemented the ruling in Europe, however, the authority demanded that the ruling applied worldwide.

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EDF Demand Help from French Government in Nuclear Power Plant Project

French energy company Electricité de France SA asked for financial support from French government. The company is facing problem in a £18 billion ($25 billion) nuclear power plant project in Sommerset, England.

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Veolia Acquired Silicon Valley Startup Kurion for $350 Million

The deal was a huge move forward for both Veolia and Kurion. Veoila is determined to expand its business to nuclear waste management and believes that Kurion is the perfect partner to achieve that goal. Kurion itself is a successful startup focusing in nuclear waste involved in the Fukushima nuclear incident clean-up in 2011.

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Over 366 tonnes of gold returned to Germany from New York and Paris

Under a supposed repatriation program, Germany is bringing back its gold reserves from the vaults of Paris and New York. Germany had stored all its bullion overseas fearing a Soviet Union attack during the Cold War. Till date, the Deutsche Bundesbank has managed to get around 366 tons to Frankfurt, which is almost half of the total reserve of 674 tons that it plans to repatriate by 2020.

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Eiffel Tower and Other Famous Tourist Attractions Closed Until Further Notice After Paris Attack

Eiffel Tower is closed for an indefinite period of time after the bloody Paris attack on Friday, Nov.13 that killed at least 129 people. The announcement was made by the operator on Saturday.

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The world’s first driverless bus will hit Switzerland roads in 2016

Swiss-based startup BestMile announced that it will begin on-road commercial trials of its autonomous bus system next year. The on-road trial will run for two years to test how well the vehicles operate in real-life traffic.

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