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France is banning Photoshop images of models in adverts

PARIS: The fact that the photographs we see of models in magazines and on billboards are usually digitally-enhanced is a societal norm we have come to accept. However, in France, this will no longer be the case. In a bid to tackle misleading promotions, French advertisers will now be fined ...

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France: Attack at Marseille Train Station Leaves 2 Women Dead

PARIS: Two women were killed in southern France by an assailant armed with a knife, in an attack that forced the evacuation of a major train station, the authorities said. The assailant was fatally shot by a military patrol after killing the women in front of the Saint-Charles train station ...

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May Pledges Britain Will Defend EU From Russian Aggression

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that Britain will defend its allies from an increasing Russian threat even after Brexit, as she carried on her courting of European Union leaders. “Russia’s continued aggression represents a growing threat to our friends here,” May told British troops in Estonia on Friday. “Our ...

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France acid attack: Four US tourists hospitalised in Marseille

PARIS: A woman has been arrested after four young American tourists were attacked with acid at a train station in the French city of Marseille. Authorities do not think extremist views motivated the attack, which happened late on Sunday morning (local time) at the Saint Charles train station. All four ...

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Tillerson says Myanmar violence must stop, supports Suu Kyi

LONDON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has delivered the toughest condemnation yet from a Trump administration official of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, likening the violence against them to ethnic cleansing and demanding it stop. Tillerson directed the blame toward Myanmar’s powerful military, which is responsible for security operations ...

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France ponders phone ban in schools

PARIS: French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has touched off a public debate about banning phones in schools as he seeks to implement a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron. In an interview with Express magazine, the minister suggested that pupils might be asked to deposit their phones in secure boxes ...

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French schools cut class sizes for deprived areas

PARIS: Hundreds of French schools in deprived areas began implementing one of the key campaign promises of President Emmanuel Macron: cutting class sizes to only 12 pupils in a bid to raise standards. Schools in designated “priority” areas around the country, where educational achievement is historically low and poverty high, ...

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France, Germany to propose new tax on internet giants

PARIS: France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday. “We will unveil a new plan along with our German partners at the next ...

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Girl killed as car rams cafe near Paris

PARIS: A vehicle crashed into a pizzeria in northern France, killing an 13-year-old girl and injuring at least 12 others, federal police said. The BMW rammed into the restaurant in the town of Sept-Sorts in the Seine-et-Marne region. The interior ministry said the act was deliberate, though officials aren’t treating ...

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