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California tops France as world's 6th largest economy

California is now the sixth largest economy in the world, surpassing France thanks to a robust state economy and the strength of the US dollar. California was the world's eighth-largest economy as of last year, according to Ir

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Two French police killed in attack claimed by IS

A suspected Islamist attacker stabbed a French police commander to death outside his home and later killed his partner in an attack claimed by Islamic State and denounced by the government as "an abject act of terrorism".

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Euro 2016 violence spreads to second French city

Violent clashes between fans spread to a second French city on Saturday, tainting the opening days of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament and raising questions among supporters over policing tactics. Several hundred English and Russia

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80pc of Air France flights will operate despite strike

Air France said on Thursday that 20-30 per cent of its flights would be canceled due to a pilots strike, which is set to start the day after the Euro 2016 soccer tournament kicks off in France. Chief executive officer Frederic Gag

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Major powers in bid to revive Palestinian peacemaking

France convenes foreign ministers from major powers on Friday to put Israel-Palestinian peacemaking back on the international agenda and find enough common ground to bring the two sides back to the table by the end of the year. Wi

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Thousands evacuated after French floods

Torrential rains across France forced thousands of people from their homes and saw stranded motorists rescued by soldiers as flood waters rose, while in Paris a metro line was shut and staff at the Louvre museum were told the venue was likely to

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Air France offers special Premium Economy fares from Dubai

Dubai passengers travelling with Air France can enjoy the Premium Economy class travel across the entire long haul fleet, including European destinations. The Premium Economy seat offers 40 per cent more space than regular Economy

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Egypt seeks data from France, Greece on crashed plane

Egypt's public prosecutor formally requested data on the crashed EgyptAir plane from France and Greece on Monday, as the victims' remains began arriving at a Cairo morgue ready for DNA testing. EgyptAir flight 804 from Par

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Investec closes $1bn A380 lease deal with Emirates

Investec Bank, a lender in the aviation market, has closed a $1 billion operating lease transaction with Emirates Airline, it said on Monday. The deal will pay for the delivery and sale and leaseback of four A380-800s, the world&#

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France extends emergency to cover Euro 2016

France plans to extend the state of emergency in place since November's attacks on Paris by two months, to maintain security through the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday. The announcem

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