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Ex-minister arrested on sex charges

Police on Monday arrested a former French minister over sexual harassment charges that drove him to resign last month, his lawyer said.

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French diplomats targeted in Iraq bombing

Seven Iraqis were wounded as an improvised bomb struck a French embassy car in southern Baghdad on Monday, interior ministry and hospital sources said.

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France set to extradite ex Panama dictator

France is set to launch extradition proceedings to send ex-dictator Manuel Noriega to face justice in his native Panama, the French foreign ministry said Monday.

Chirac to go on trial for corruption

Chirac to go on trial for corruption

France's former leader Jacques Chirac is to be tried in September for corruption relating to his time as Paris mayor in the 1990s, a judge said on Monday.

No butts on the beach: mayor bans seaside smoking

No butts on the beach: mayor bans seaside smoking

A beach on the Mediterranean is the first in the country to go non-smoking this summer.

 

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Mystery intruder in Salma Hayek’s Paris home

François-Henri Pinault, head of the luxury goods group PPR, and his actress wife had an unwelcome guest in their Paris apartment over the weekend.

New plane promises New York in 90 minutes

New plane promises New York in 90 minutes

Plans for a new hypersonic jet that flies at four times the speed of sound will be unveiled in Paris on Monday.

 

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Fears increase for missing student

A huge search is underway in south-central France after a 17-year old girl went missing after going for a jog on Saturday.