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Five French soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Five French soldiers were killed on Wednesday in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Kapisa, NATO's alliance force and a local police chief said.

Passenger hits driver in ‘burqa ban’ bust-up

Passenger hits driver in ‘burqa ban’ bust-up

A bus driver in Marseilles has gone on sick leave after being assaulted by a passenger on Monday evening for refusing to allow a veiled woman to board his bus unless she agreed to show her face.

App gives Apple users aerial view of France

App gives Apple users aerial view of France

Fotopedia and National Geographic Traveler magazine on Tuesday launched a software application that gives Apple gadget users an aerial tour of France.

Eva Joly is French green candidate for presidency

Eva Joly is French green candidate for presidency

Eva Joly, a Norwegian-French magistrate who once led a probe into one of France's biggest corruption scandals, was on Tuesday elected the French green party's candidate for next year's presidential vote.

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French NATO jet sent on Latvian intercept mission

A French NATO jet was scrambled Tuesday to intercept three unidentified aircraft over Latvian airspace, the Baltic state's defence minister said, as news reports said the planes were German.

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France eyes diplomatic opening in Libyan crisis

French and Libyan officials talked up Tuesday the chances of negotiating Muammar Qaddafi's withdrawal from power and an end to the conflict wracking his country, after months of military stalemate.