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France's Fillon, buoyed by debate, heads for finish line

Paris (AFP) - Conservative French presidential frontrunner Francois Fillon holds a final rally in Paris Friday as he seeks to clinch the nomination for the centre-right Republicans in a primary vote this weekend.
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Greek PM expresses shock at refugee deaths in camp blaze

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister expressed shock Friday at the deaths of a woman and child in a fire that raged through an island refugee camp used for migrants facing deportation back to Turkey, while rights groups condemned the loss of life....
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One in three child migrants missing after Calais Jungle closure: charity

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly one in three migrant children tracked by a refugee charity have gone missing since the "Jungle" camp in the northern French town of Calais was dismantled in October, the organization said on Wednesday....
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Norwegian city votes to boycott Israeli settlement goods

Norway’s third largest city has voted to boycott all goods and services produced in illegal Israeli settlements located in the occupied Palestinian territories....
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Sarkozy refuses to answer questions over $53m Gaddafi fund

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy refused to answer questions over the allegation that he received millions in campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime....
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Europe at risk of collapse; France, Germany must lead - French PM

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens' concerns, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the German capital on Thursday....
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French court returns mixed decision in Le Pens' feud

PARIS (AP) — A French court has upheld a decision by far-right leader Marine Le Pen's party to expel her father as a member, but said that he can remain the honorary president of the party he founded....
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Le Pen says 'world peace' would gain from a Trump-Putin-Le Pen trio

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen said on Wednesday that her election as president next year would form a trio of world leaders with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin that "would be good for world peace."...
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Macron launches French presidential bid as polls show tight race

PARIS (Reuters) - Former economy minister Emmanuel Macron launched his bid for the French presidency on Wednesday, a move likely to take votes from mainstream candidates in a tight race that promises a strong turnout for far-right leader Marine Le Pen....
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Obama tours ancient Greek Acropolis

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — President Barack Obama toured Greece's most famous ancient monument, the Acropolis citadel, and was due to deliver a speech to the Greek people later Wednesday as he winds up the first leg of his final foreign tour as president and heads from Greece to Germany....
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