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Non! French Officials Arrest Uber Executives; Taxi Drivers Riot and Strike

Non! French Officials Arrest Uber Executives; Taxi Drivers Riot and Strike
Last week, French authorities took a strident step in their quest to crack down on UberPOP, the country’s equivalent to UberX, by arresting Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Uber Europe general manager Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty. The pair was charged them with several counts, including running an illegal taxi business.
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One of Two Air Algerie Black Boxes Secured, Investigators En Route

One of Two Air Algerie Black Boxes Secured, Investigators En Route
One of two black boxes have been secured from the Air Algerie wreckage site. French president Francois Hollande says, "There are, alas, no survivors. I share the pain of families living through this terrible ordeal."
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Elaine Ganley & Sylvie Corbet
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Russia Backs Iran's Story, Says Last-Minute Amendments Killed Nuclear Talks

Russia Backs Iran's Story, Says Last-Minute Amendments Killed Nuclear Talks
Russia's foreign minister says Iran had accepted a U.S.-draft proposal on a nuclear deal, but last-minute amendments blocked an accord last week in Geneva.
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France Sabotages Iran and IAEA Negotiations

France Sabotages Iran and IAEA Negotiations
A pending deal between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to peacefully ensure that the country's nuclear program was one for energy production alone — and not weapons manufacturing — screeched to halt before it could be realized. Somewhere in the midst of larger conversations about Middle East peace, France didn't like the Iran-IAEA negotiations and sabotaged the deal.
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Europe Threatens Google With Meek Fines Over Privacy Concerns

Europe Threatens Google With Meek Fines Over Privacy Concerns
France is giving Google three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users — or be fined. Other European countries aren't far behind.
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Angela Charlton and Thomas Adamson
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France Legalizes Gay Marriage, Still Outlawed in US

France Legalizes Gay Marriage, Still Outlawed in US
France is the 14th country to legalize gay marriage nationwide —and the most populous. Nine states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. also recognize such marriages, but the federal government does not.
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Wear a Headscarf? Finding Work in France Might Be Hard

Wear a Headscarf? Finding Work in France Might Be Hard
French President Francois Hollande says he wants a new law that could extend restrictions on the wearing of prominent religious symbols in state jobs into the private sector.
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