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France

British fishermen attacked by French vessels in the Channel

British fishermen have been attacked by French boats in the Channel, raising fears of battles among rival boats over resources as quota limits bite and declining stocks make fishing ever more difficult.

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 4:03am

France's first lady makes French inmate in Mexican jail her cause

France's first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, has used diplomatic channels to send presents to a French woman who was jailed for 60 years in Mexico after being convicted of kidnapping.

Books, beauty products and chocolates were sent to Florence Cassez last week, according to Le Parisien newspaper, which said Trierweiler will send a parcel every month until she is freed.

10 Oct 2012 - 4:00am

Tax panic hits French property market

A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as business people seek to leave France before stiff tax rises hit, real-estate agents and financial advisers say.

8 Oct 2012 - 2:29am

Briefs, October 8, 2012

Venezuelans go to polls in tough test for Chavez

8 Oct 2012 - 4:39am

Briefs, October 5, 2012

Jordan calls for snap poll ahead of key rally

5 Oct 2012 - 4:24am

Ten suspects arrested over killing of two students lynched by mob in French city of Grenoble

French police arrested 10 suspects over the killing of two students lynched by a mob armed with hammers, baseball bats and knives.

The killings Friday in the Echirolles suburb of Grenoble sparked outrage in France and prompted President Francois Hollande to travel to the southeastern city late on Monday to visit the families of the dead young men.

4 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

Thousands join Paris protest against EU austerity

Tens of thousands of left-wing protesters took to the streets of Paris to denounce EU-driven austerity measures being pushed on member states, a day after similar protests in Spain and Portugal.

2 Oct 2012 - 3:52am

French knife-making village Laguiole renounces name in brand row

Residents of Laguiole, a village synonymous with the manufacture of France's most famous knives, have symbolically "unnamed" the place in protest at losing control of the name.

The villagers are furious that the name Laguiole has passed into the hands of an entrepreneur who allows it to be used to sell made-in-China knives and barbecues.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:27am

France unveils toughest-ever budget

France yesterday unveiled action to plug a €37 billion (HK$369.5 billion) hole in its public finances with the toughest package of tax rises and spending cuts the country has known in an economic downturn.

29 Sep 2012 - 4:00am

France unveils toughest ever budget as debt levels soar

France on Friday unveiled action to plug a 37-billion-euro hole in its public finances with the toughest package of tax rises and spending cuts since the economic downturn.

28 Sep 2012 - 8:49pm