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Calls for Bettencourt to go due to ‘brain disease’

A group of small shareholders in L'Oreal called on Wednesday for heiress Liliane Bettencourt to resign from the cosmetic giant's board of directors amid reports that the 89-year-old has a brain disease.

Rio-Paris crash victims’ bodies return to France

Rio-Paris crash victims’ bodies return to France

The last salvaged bodies and wreckage from the Air France flight that crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 arrived by boat in a French harbour on Thursday.

French hamlet sanctuary for “end of world” in 2012

French hamlet sanctuary for “end of world” in 2012

The tiny village of Bugarach in south west France should be monitored due to concerns about the activities of an apocalyptic sect, a government agency has said.

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Cow beats lion in battle of the cheeses

A small cheese producer has triumphed against a giant rival after a legal dispute over naming.

Rama Yade quits Ambassador post

Rama Yade quits Ambassador post

The popular former sports minister Rama Yade has left her new role as French Ambassador to UNESCO after just six months.

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Five children hospitalised after new E.coli outbreak

 

Four of the victims, aged between 20 months and 8 years, are believed to have eaten frozen beef purchased from the same supermarket.