Eva Joly likely to head Green ticket in 2012

Eva Joly likely to head Green ticket in 2012

Anti-corruption campaigner Eva Joly looks likely to be the Greens' presidential candidate in 2012. The Norwegian-born European parliamentarian appears to have beaten rival candidate Nicolas Hulot.

 

TV car upends Tour de France cyclists

TV car upends Tour de France cyclists

Two riders in the ninth stage of the Tour de France suffered spectacular crashes after a collision with a car belonging to French public television. One of the riders, Dutchman Johnny Hoogerland, slammed into a barbed-wire fence.

 

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France welcomes new nation of South Sudan

France on Saturday recognised the newly created Republic of South Sudan, President Nicolas Sarkozy said, calling for establishing diplomatic relations.

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Two killed in helicopter crash in northern France: police

Two Belgians died on Saturday after their helicopter crashed in northern France, police said.

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Unusual legal skirmishes mark Strauss-Kahn case

With the government's case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn foundering, public criticism of the prosecutor by the alleged victim's lawyer underscore problems if a trial takes place, legal experts say.

Smartphones help world’s winemakers foil fraudsters

Smartphones help world’s winemakers foil fraudsters

For Charles Pillitteri, the fight against fraudsters began when he discovered fake bottles of his Canadian ice wine in Taiwan in 1998.

Aubry hits back over gay, alcoholism rumours

Aubry hits back over gay, alcoholism rumours

Socialist party presidential candidate Martine Aubry has dismissed recent claims circulating on the internet and in the media that she is an alcoholic, a lesbian and has a brain tumour.

 

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Syria calls in French, US envoys over Hama visit

The Syrian foreign ministry called in the French and US ambassadors on Sunday to deliver a "strong protest" over their visit to the flashpoint central city of Hama last week, state media said.

French choreographer Roland Petit dies aged 87

French choreographer Roland Petit dies aged 87

French choreographer and dancer Roland Petit, who helped set up Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees and formed several more dance companies, died Sunday in Geneva at the age of 87, the Paris Opera Ballet said.

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DSK was ‘excellent’ IMF head: Lagarde

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was an "excellent" IMF director, his new successor Christine Lagarde said Sunday, but added that the international institution will need time to heal from the recent scandal that forced his resignation.

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France backs ‘political solutions’ in Libya: Juppé

France vowed Sunday it would work with the African Union to find "political solutions" to the Libya crisis, but insisted that the ouster of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi was a "key point".