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MPs back French immigration bill  The parliament has given backing to a bill that will make it more difficult for the unskilled to settle in France Senate extends emergency Lawmakers back new powers  a draft law is extending emergency powers by 3 months to quell urban unrest MPs back headscarf ban
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  Parliament passes Armenian genocide bill  Turkey is fuming over French legislation that would criminalize any public denial of what the bill calls the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Tu... French Parliament OKs pension reform  The lower house approved a controversial pension reform bill, despite protests that brought millions of demonstrators into the streets Pension reform bill set for final vote  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... French Senate OKs pension changes  The Senate defied tens of thousands of protesters and approved its version of a controversial pension reform measure with a vote of 177-153 Anger as France passes pension bill  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 French senate approves burqa ban  The senate approved a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women Lawmakers move toward partial burqa ban  French lawmakers recommended a partial ban on any veils that cover the face -- including the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women France to relax Sunday shopping ban  The Senate narrowly passed a controversial law to allow many more shops across the country to open on Sundays Sarkozy wins French NATO re-entry vote France targets anorexia in media Sarkozy's allies won majority in elections  President's allies fell short of the predicted landslide after a row over a sales tax hike appeared to cost them votes   French in Armenia 'genocide' row
France prostitution: MPs outlaw paying for sex  French MPs have passed a law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,750 ($4,274) for those buying sexual acts France rejects 'tampon tax' change  MPs have voted against an amendment which would have cut VAT paid on sanitary products from 20% to 5.5%   Danish lawmakers propose Mohammad cartoons in school   Denmark: A new proposal could result in the Charlie Hebdo shooting and cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Mohammad being taught in schools French far-right National Front wins first Senate seats  FN party has won its first two seats in the upper house of parliament, in what party leader Marine Le Pen has described as a "historic victo... French MPs approve prostitution bill  French MPs have approved a bill that will penalise anyone paying for sex. The bill was adopted by a vote of 268 to 138 French MPs shown Syria 'evidence'  French PM Jean-Marc Ayrault is presenting intelligence to MPs which he says shows Syria used chemical weapons   Senate passes Armenian genocide bill

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  Turkey has reacted with anger after the French Senate approved a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks.    The Turkish foreign ministry branded the decision 'ir...

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  French parliament approved a bill making it a crime to deny Armenians suffered genocide by Ottoman Turks.    Armenia says Turks killed 1.5m people systematically in 1...


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  The bill, passed by 494 votes to 36, to banned all overt religious symbols from state schools

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Jun.13 Assembly approves EU treaty  National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament, has supported an EU enlargement treaty Aug. 26, 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man adopted
  Passed by France's National Constituent Assembly, is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human rights
 he Declaration was directly influenced by Thomas Jefferson,
May. 5, 1789 Estates General meet in France
  A general assembly representing the estates of the realm: the clergy (First Estate), the nobles (Second Estate), and the common people (Third Estate)

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