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Unemployment falls slightly

France's unemployment rate fell slightly from 9.3 to 9.2 percent of the active population in the first quarter of 2011, the state statistics agency INSEE announced Wednesday.

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Ferry: child sex ‘hushed up by officials’

Still digesting news of sex assault charges against a presidential contender and allegations against a minister, French voters are now confronted with rumours of a high-level paedophile cover-up.

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French windfall for Hong Kong consulate

The home of France's top diplomat in Hong Kong, located in one of the Chinese territory's glitziest districts, has sold for a whopping €51.6 million, the consulate said Wednesday.