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France threatens 'no' to US-EU trade zone, amid new tensions

France is threatening to reject a huge free-trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union, saying it's too friendly to U.S. business and probably doomed.

Signs of trouble are dogging the creation of a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a U.S.-EU free trade zone encompassing half the world economy.

President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that France "will never accept" challenges to its farming and culture in exchange for better access to U.S. markets.

"That's why at this stage, France says no," the Socialist leader said at a conference on left-wing politics.

Earlier Tuesday, French Trade Minister Matthias Fekl told...

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