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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    France battles invasive Asian hornet species, which threatens biodiversity

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... find them everywhere: garden sheds, mail boxes, car radiators, watering cans," he said. As the hornet population peaks in mid-summer, business booms. He dislodges nests up to 70cm long, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577809/france-battles-invasive-asian-hornet-species-which-threatens-biodiversity
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Ebola could solve French immigration problem, says Jean-Marie Le Pen

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by GDN

    ... solve the global "population explosion" and by extension Europe's "immigration problem". At a cocktail party on Tuesday before an election rally in Marseilles, where a substantial minority of the population is of North African origin, Le Pen spoke of the "demographic explosion" in the world. "Monseigneur Ebola could sort that out in three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517995/ebola-could-solve-french-immigration-problem-says-jean-marie-le-pen
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    French justice minister under fire for refusing to sing national anthem

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... country is bursting with these absurd controversies that waste time and divert our population from essential issues." Public figures who fail to sing La Marseillaise have been attacked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511408/french-justice-minister-under-fire-refusing-sing-national-anthem
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Former partner of Francois Hollande urges France to 'turn the page'

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:42pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris Former partner urges France to 'turn the page' The former partner of Francois Hollande has said France "should turn the page" on his reported affair with the actor Julie Gayet, echoing the underwhelmed reaction to the scandal of the French population. In a weekend poll in the Journal du Dimanche, 77 per cent said the affair ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1404708/former-partner-francois-hollande-urges-france-turn-page
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Furore grows over French comic Dieudonne's 'anti-Semitic' gesture

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by AP

    ... audience has a common denominator- anti-Semitism. "How does he please the nationalist extreme right as much as recently immigrated populations? The paradox is resolved [by] anti-Semitism, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1397445/furore-grows-over-french-comic-dieudonnes-anti-semitic-gesture
  6. News - World - FRANCE

    Horses join protest over tax rises in France

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 09:31pm by GDN

    ... and the anger of a population already hit with one of world's highest tax burdens. Inhabitants of Brittany, in north-west France, who claim they are bearing the brunt of company closures, lay-offs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1365526/horses-join-protest-over-tax-rises-france
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    Riot police on alert after two nights of violence in Paris

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by GDN, AFP

    ... largest Muslim population, estimated at about five million. Yet according to interior ministry figures only between 400 and 2,000 women wear the veil and only a handful have been fined €150 (HK$1,500) for wearing it. Critics say the law is patchily enforced as police seek to avoid confrontations in poor neighbourhoods with large Muslim populations. A similar outbreak of unrest occurred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1288560/riot-police-alert-after-two-nights-violence-paris
  8. News - World - FRANCE

    Man held for sawing off tusk of elephant skeleton at Paris museum

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in the 19th century. The international trade in elephant ivory, with rare exceptions, has been outlawed since 1989 after elephant populations in Africa dropped from millions in the mid-20th century ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1204090/man-held-sawing-tusk-elephant-skeleton-paris-museum
  9. News - World - FRANCE

    French honour Malala, father says Taliban have lost fight

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... referring to Pakistan’s population and saying that if they wanted to impose their will “they will have to kill 180 million people and that’s impossible.” Yousafzai’s daughter first rose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1124077/french-honour-malala-father-says-taliban-have-lost-fight
  10. Property - International - FRANCE

    Hollande's taxes threaten to end Paris home price boom

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... a Paris-based firm offering research in areas such as real estate, financial markets and demographics. On top of government budget cuts, the market will suffer because of an ageing population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1194718/hollandes-taxes-threaten-end-paris-home-price-boom

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