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Pension reform bill set for final vote  Paris: National Assembly is set to take a final vote on a controversial bill, with President Sarkozy hoping it will bring an end to a series of damaging... Anger as France passes pension bill
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Paris judge allows Hopi masks auction  An auction of masks originating from a native American tribe in Arizona has begun in Paris, after a legal challenge to stop the sale failed Leading French lawyer found dead   One of France's best-known criminal lawyers, Olivier Metzner, has been found dead. Police treating the case as suicide French 75% tax rate struck down  Paris: France's constitutional council has struck down a top income tax rate of 75% introduced by Socialist President Francois Hollande French veil curbs come into force
  Hollande seeks tough race hate laws  Paris: French President Francois Hollande has laid out proposals to strengthen laws on anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic hate crimes Court upholds French full veil ban Map of Strasbourg France  The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ban by France on wearing the Muslim full-face veil - the niqab Court overturns ban on French comic Map of Nantes France  A French court has overturned a ban on a show by controversial comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala due to be performed on Thursday night French MPs approve prostitution bill  Paris: French MPs have approved a bill that will penalise anyone paying for sex. The bill was adopted by a vote of 268 to 138   Hollande to sign gay marriage bill  Paris: France's president is to sign into law a controversial bill that will make the country the eighth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay... France approves gay marriage law

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  Paris: France has become the 14th country to approve a law allowing gay marriage. The bil was passed by 321 votes to 225 in the French parliament

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  A law has come into force in France which makes it an offence for a Muslim woman to conceal her face behind a veil when in public

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  Paris: France's lower house of parliament has passed a controversial reform bill which will raise the minimum pension age from 60 to 62 by 2018

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Feb.16   France 'responsible' for Holocaust deaths  Paris: The country's highest court ruled that France bears responsibility for deporting Jews to their deaths in concentration camps during World War...

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Oct.8 France to ban smoking in public  The prime minister has announced that France is to ban smoking in all public places from next February Jun.6   Government fined for deporting Jews  The government and state railways have been ordered to pay compensation for deportations during WWII Apr.10 France to replace youth job law
  Paris: President Chirac has announced that the new law that sparked weeks violent protests will be scrapped
Apr.5 Unions press for law repeal
  Paris: Union leaders will press for a full repeal of a controversial new labor law in talks with the government
Mar.31   Chirac to sign job law
  French President will sign a youth employment law which has sparked mass protests

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Nov.14 Cabinet seeks to extend crisis law
  Paris: The cabinet is to ask parliament to extend by 3 months a state of emergency aimed at tackling unrest

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1. 2015-02-23 Hollande seeks tough race hate laws Paris
C. 2014-07-01 Court upholds French full veil ban Strasbourg, France
D. 2014-01-09 Court overturns ban on French comic Nantes, France
4. 2013-12-04 French MPs approve prostitution bill Paris
F. 2013-05-17 Hollande to sign gay marriage bill Paris
2013-04-23 France approves gay marriage law Paris
H. 2013-04-12 Paris judge allows Hopi masks auction Paris
I. 2013-03-17 Leading French lawyer found dead Brittany, France
J. 2012-12-29 French 75% tax rate struck down Paris

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