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Piketty: Germany can’t give lessons to Greece
Thomas Piketty has scolded Germany for its treatment of Greece. Photo: AFP

Piketty: Germany can’t give lessons to Greece

On the day when European leaders meet to seek a last chance solution to the Greek crisis, world-renowned French economist Thomas Piketty has scolded Germany saying Berlin never paid its foreign debt and has no right to hand out lessons to Athens. READ  

Frenchwoman jailed for 'magic cheese' scam
Judge Sylvie Gagnard (C), of the financial section of Paris court, listens to a Chilean lawyer before a hearing with victims of the fraud known as 'quesitos magicos' (magic cheese). Photo: Claudio San

Frenchwoman jailed for 'magic cheese' scam

A French court on Tuesday jailed a woman, known as "Madame Yoghurt" for three years for conning thousands into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" that they could sell back to French cosmetics companies for use in luxury beauty products. READ  

France: 'We can't take risk of Greece euro exit'
Merkel nad Hollande present a united front in Paris on Monday night. Photo: AFP

France: 'We can't take risk of Greece euro exit'

While François Hollande and Angela Merkel maintained the pressure on Athens to make "serious proposals" the French PM Manuel Valls said on Tuesday the country could not take the risk of Greece leaving the single currency. READ  

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Varoufakis accuses creditors of 'terrorism'
Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis. Photo: John Thys/AFP

Varoufakis accuses creditors of 'terrorism'

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accused Athens' creditors of "terrorism" in an interview published on Saturday, a day before Greeks vote in a high-stakes referendum on their bailout. READ  

'No error' over faulty breast implants: court
Lawyer Laurent Gaudon (R) and his clients who received the faulty implants at the start of the trial in 2013. Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

'No error' over faulty breast implants: court

A French appeals court on Thursday found German safety standards body TUV had "fulfilled its obligations" in certifying breast implants that were found to be faulty and sparked a worldwide scare. READ  

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Greece edges closer to default catastrophe
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras during his televised address to the Greek nation from Athens early on Saturday, announcing a referendum for next Sunday. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP

Greece edges closer to default catastrophe

EU finance ministers are "sad" about Greece's decision to put creditors' austerity measures to a referendum on July 5 and say they will not extend Greece's bail-out deal on June 30, in a move which could trigger a banking collapse. READ  

US embassy in Paris is 'home to secret spy nest'
The American embassy in Paris. Home to a secret roof top spying station, if claims are to be believed. Photo: AFP

US embassy in Paris is 'home to secret spy nest'

Reports in France suggest the US spied on French presidents from a secret spy nest on the roof of its embassy in Paris, which stands just a stone's throw from the Elysée palace. READ  

United States 'spied on three French presidents'
François Hollande was one of three French presidents to be spied on new reports in France claim. Photo: AFP

United States 'spied on three French presidents'

The United States spied on three French presidents including François Hollande through its controversial NSA program, according to explosive new reports in France. READ  

European protesters say 'yes' to migrants
People demonstrate holding white umbrellas on Saturday in Lyon, central-eastern France, to mark World Refugee Day. Credit: AFP Photo / Jean-Philippe Ksiazek

European protesters say 'yes' to migrants

Thousands of people took to the streets in several European cities, including Berlin, Paris and Rome, on Saturday, in a show of solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece. READ  

Hollande launches plea for climate change deal
François Hollande has launched an appeal for a deal to be sealed on action to fight climate change. Photo: AFP

Hollande launches plea for climate change deal

President François Hollande launched an appeal for climate change action this week, in the "interests of the planet and social progress". READ  

French army chief blasts Isis bombing tactics
American troops need to reorganize their priorities, says French army chief Denis Mercier. Photo: AFP

French army chief blasts Isis bombing tactics

The US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State group must do more to target the jihadists' command centres, French army chief Denis Mercier said on Wednesday. READ  

French tourist shot dead in Nigeria robbery
Police in Nigeria suspect the man was killed in a robbery attack. Photo: AFP

French tourist shot dead in Nigeria robbery

A French tourist was shot dead and his wife injured in a suspected robbery in southeastern Nigeria, police and the French embassy said on Thursday. READ  

Piketty: Franco-German plan misses real issue
Thomas Piketty says the Franco-German plan for the eurozone misses the real issue. Photo: AFP

Piketty: Franco-German plan misses real issue

French celebrity economist Thomas Piketty tells The Local that the radical Franco-German plan for a deeper, stronger eurozone "fails to meet Europe's main challenge". READ  

Erasmus to Tobin tax: A French vision for Europe
Teenagers get to spend six months abroad in Europe under a Franco-German plan for a deeper EU. Photo: Charles Clegg/Flickr

Erasmus to Tobin tax: A French vision for Europe

The radical Franco-German plan for a deeper, more united and more robust eurozone has been described in some quarters as a “quantum leap” for Europe. Here’s a closer look at what Paris and Berlin plan. READ  

VIDEO: Top five street scams to avoid in Paris
Here are five street scams everyone should know about in Paris. Photo: Screengrab/YouTube

VIDEO: Top five street scams to avoid in Paris

As ten members of the Eiffel Tower gang of pickpockets are caught, we take a look at five well-known street scams that tourists and visitors to Paris regularly fall victim to. READ  

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