French court's suspension of one burkini ban could set a precedent

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

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

To curb smoking, France adopts 'neutral' packaging

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

French security sector grows with terrorism threat

Mar 23, 2016
Nearly 10,000 additional security forces already protect major tourist sites, synagogues and government buildings in France.
French soldiers patrol inside the departure terminal of the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on Wednesday, a day after triple bomb attacks in Brussels killed more than 30 people and left more than 200 people wounded.
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Francois Hollande goes after France's sacred work week

Mar 10, 2016
France's President wants to lower unemployment by reducing worker protections.
Francois Hollande delivers his speech as he presents his New Year wishes to Employment and Unions forces at the Economic, Social and Environemental Council in Paris, on January 18, 2016. With the unemployment rate in France at 10 percent, Hollande's newest proposal may make changes that may include getting rid of the 35-hour work week.
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France might pass a law that lets people legally ignore emails after work

Feb 17, 2016
Some are calling it the "right to disconnect"
Imagine letting them pile up like this on the weekend. 
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France's indie bookstores thrive in the age of Amazon

Jan 28, 2016
Big retailers can't charge significantly less for a title than a bookseller
Jérôme Cuvelier at his bookstore, La Maneouvre, says he did about a million dollars in business last year. 
Emma Jacobs

Business bottling a person's "olfactive signature"

Jan 18, 2016
What if you could keep the smell of the ones you love?

Youth in Paris projects talk about finding their place

Dec 11, 2015
Teens try to figure out their place in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks.