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Why a former Chanel CEO purged her closet

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Apr 17, 2017
Maureen Chiquet ran the French luxury retailer for nine years. Now she's waiting for inspiration to reinvent herself.
“The symbolism of actually going through and purging and cleaning my closet was really about reclaiming who I was originally,” said Maureen Chiquet, former Chanel CEO.
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Will France abandon the euro?

by Mark Garrison Mar 9, 2017
The U.K. voted to leave the EU last June in a turbulent move. Will we see similar changes in France?
A view of euro banknotes.
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Calais refugees set sights on UK rather than France, for economic reasons

by Emma Jacobs Oct 25, 2016
Unemployment in the U.K. is lower than in France, and many of those in Calais also speak some English already.
Migrants leave with their luggage at the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, France. Migrants are leaving the Jungle migrant and refugee camp by coach for a second day as French authorities clear the camp of an estimated 7000 people ahead of its demolition. 
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Terrorism fears deter tourists in parts of Europe

by Stephen Beard Sep 22, 2016
Tourists avoid France after terror attacks, but flock to the UK as pound is low.
A view of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
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Chinese investors are buying up French farmland

by John Laurenson Sep 19, 2016
French farmland is being sought by China in a bid to assure its own food supplies.
A farmer drives a combine harvester during a wheat harvest in Monthodon near Tours, central France.

 
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When nations police what women wear

by Donna Tam Aug 29, 2016
Here are just a few examples of how governments are trying to impose dress codes on women.
Indian women walk past a billboard of Australian model Miranda Kerr in Mumbai on March 8, 2013. 
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French court's suspension of one burkini ban could set a precedent

by Donna Tam Aug 26, 2016
The bans on the full-body swimsuit are likely to be overturned thanks to the ruling, according to reports.
Mecca Laa Laa wears a burkini on her first surf lifesaving patrol at North Cronulla Beach in Sydney, Australia.
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Paris hopes to lure British talent after Brexit

by Emma Jacobs Jul 29, 2016
France has some things to overcome – including a reputation for high taxes.
Outside NUMA, a shared work space and startup accelerator, located in central Paris.
Emma Jacobs

Nice, France attack: At least 84 killed during Bastille Day celebrations

by Marketplace Staff Jul 15, 2016
President Francois Hollande said the attack was of "an undeniable terrorist nature."
Police officers, firefighters and rescue workers are seen at the site of an attack on the Promenade des Anglais after a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice. 
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To curb smoking, France adopts 'neutral' packaging

by Emma Jacobs May 20, 2016
Colorful brand logos are now banned — French cigarette packs must be beige.
A French cigarette package.
Emma Jacobs