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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    France battles invasive Asian hornet species, which threatens biodiversity

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... that six people in France stung by the "killer" hornets died from anaphylactic shock, but the French Anti-Poison Centre contends that they are no more dangerous than other bees or wasps. ...

  2. News - World - FRANCE

    New leaks of phone calls add to Nicolas Sarkozy graft scandal

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by AFP

    ... bought using a false name. Sarkozy's lawyer Pierre Haik declined to comment. The senior magistrate at the centre of the case, Gilbert Azibert, has been charged with illegally passing ...

  3. News - World - FRANCE

    Defiant Nicolas Sarkozy out to claim ultimate victory despite corruption probes

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN, AFP

    ... the leadership of the UMP, France's main centre-right political party. His allies say his legal problems, which they ascribe to pressure from the ruling Socialists, will only make him all the more ... in this situation before. Last year he was charged with taking advantage of France's richest woman when she was too frail to know what she was doing, in a case that centres on envelopes of cash ...

  4. News - World - FRANCE

    The Little Prince theme park opens

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... The park is centred around two anchored hot air balloons- a nod to the succession of planets visited by the storybook hero- which will hoist visitors 150 metres into the sky to enjoy views over ...

  5. Property - International - FRANCE

    Red-tape pledge fails to boost home starts

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:13am by Reuters

    ... estate- slumped 2.6 per cent in the first quarter from the previous three months. That was the biggest drop since the 2008 financial crisis and brought household investment to its lowest since ...

  6. News - World - FRANCE

    France ties transatlantic trade talks to mooted US mega fine on BNP Paribas

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 04:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... on the financial system. President Francois Hollande has also recently raised concerns about a plea deal with the White House, the paper wrote. In the first public comments by a senior French official ...

  7. News - World - FRANCE

    France’s UMP party boss quits over Sarkozy funding scandal

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Party boss quits over Sarkozy funding scandal The leader of France's embattled main opposition UMP party has quit after shock claims that invoices for former president Nicolas Sarkozy's electioneering were billed as party expenses. Several heavyweights of the centre-right party, including Sarkozy's former prime minister Francois ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    French justice minister under fire for refusing to sing national anthem

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Justice minister under firefor refusing to sing anthem France's justice minister faces calls to resign for refusing to sing the national anthem during an event to mark the end of slavery, saying it was like "karaoke". Centre-right opposition party the UMP criticised Christiane Taubira for refusing to sing La Marseillaise on Monday. ...

  9. News - World - FRANCE

    Security tightened to beat jewel thieves at Cannes Film Festival

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... for this year's festival, which begins today. Scott Selby, co-author of Flawless about the US$100 million Antwerp Diamond Centre heist in 2003, said the thieves at last year's festival took advantage ...

  10. News - World - FRANCE

    French school plans mass DNA testing after pupil's rape

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15am by The Guardian

    ... of the rape, she said. The school, in the centre of La Rochelle, has 1,300 pupils. "We have followed every lead before going down this route. We don't have any other choice," said head ...




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