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Europe needs clear rules on border checks: France

Europe needs to set down clear rules on reimposing border checks in its passport-free Schengen zone, France said on Monday, amid a raging dispute over a unilateral move by Denmark.

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75-year old grandfather mounts mini crime wave

A former butcher with no previous criminal record has shocked locals with a series of hold-ups near the small town of Roquemaure in southern France.

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Ex-FM says Libya behind 1989 airline attack

Libya is responsible for a deadly 1989 attack on a French airliner, Libyan former foreign minister Abdel Rahman Shalgam told Al-Hayat newspaper in an interview published on Monday.

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Soldiers’ bodies to return from Afghanistan

The bodies of seven French soldiers killed in Afghanistan in the space of four days were to leave Kabul to return home on Sunday, the French army said.

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Politicians attack critic of Bastille Day parade

French politicians on the right have turned on the green candidate for next year's presidential vote after she suggested scrapping the traditional July 14th military parade.

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Four top French banks all pass stress test

All four top French banks scrutinised by EU stress tests passed the examination, the French regulator said on Friday.

France seeks to wow tourists with new logo

France seeks to wow tourists with new logo

French tourism minister Frédéric Lefebvre has unveiled a new national logo as part of the country's push to boost tourism and attract more business visitors.

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French boat expected to reach Gaza on Tuesday

A French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists which set sail from a Greek island at the weekend, is expected to reach the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, organisers said.

Carla Bruni: life as first lady ‘less tiring than modelling’

Carla Bruni: life as first lady ‘less tiring than modelling’

Carla Bruni, the ex-model wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy, has claimed in an interview that being first lady is less strenuous than modelling. France's first lady also revealed the country's worst-kept secret by confirming that she is pregnant.

DSK followers seek primary date extension

DSK followers seek primary date extension

Supporters of Dominique Strauss-Kahn called on the Socialist Party on Sunday to make an exception for their preferred candidate, if he is able to return to the political fray in France.