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French judges to rule on Tuesday in Orange CEO fraud trial

09 Jul 2019

PARIS Orange chief executive Stephane Richard will learn on Tuesday whether he has been convicted or cleared of misconduct in a French fraud trial which will decide his future as head of the country's biggest telecoms operator.

French lawmakers vote to target online hate speech in draft bill

05 Jul 2019

PARIS Social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter would be required to remove any hateful content within 24 hours under a draft bill approved by France's National Assembly on Friday.

French lawmakers pass draft law targeting online hate speech

05 Jul 2019

PARIS, July 5 France's National Assembly approved a draft bill on Friday which would require social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours.

French minister backpedals after stir over journalist watchdog

27 Jun 2019

PARIS A French minister was forced to backpedal on Thursday after he suggested creating a journalist watchdog to sanction media outlets that spread false information, stirring outrage among reporters.

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

26 Jun 2019

PARIS In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France's minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday. | Video

France's Carrefour free to focus on home market after retreat from China

24 Jun 2019

PARIS/SINGAPORE/BEIJING Shares in France's Carrefour rose on Monday after it became the latest Western retailer to retreat from the Chinese market as fierce competition from domestic rivals and a growing online market puts pressure on foreign firms. | Video

UPDATE 1-Orange sees Ethiopia's telco liberalisation taking shape in 2020

21 Jun 2019

* Group present in 19 countries in Africa (Recasts, adds details, background)

Sotheby's snapped up by French tycoon Drahi for $3.7 billion

18 Jun 2019

PARIS/BOSTON Franco-Israeli cable magnate Patrick Drahi made a surprise move into the art world by snapping up Sotheby's in a deal worth $3.7 billion, marking the art auction house's return to private ownership after 31 years. | Video

Macron takes aim at U.S. in push for fairer tech industry

16 May 2019

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday took a swipe at the freewheeling U.S. business model, saying the private sector had too much influence on U.S. policy and Europe should offer a middle way between China's state control and U.S. laissez-faire. | Video

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