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Strauss-Kahn maid’s interviews fuel legal fires

The surprise emergence from hiding of the maid who accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape has raised the stakes again in the torrid case a week ahead of the next court hearing.

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Burundi court jails Frenchman 25 years for rape

A court in Burundi on Monday found a Frenchman guilty of raping five teenagers, giving him a 25-year jail sentence and a fine of €14,000 ($20,000).

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A7 deaths: crash driver was over the limit

A 25-year old woman who died when she drove the wrong way on the A7 motorway and collided with another car had 2.3 grams of alcohol in her blood. The legal limit in France is 0.5 grams.

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Probe to reveal ‘exact circumstances’ of Rio-Paris crash

Investigators said they will unveil new findings on Friday revealing the "exact circumstances" of the deadly crash of an Air France jet in the Atlantic in 2009.

News anchor quizzed in Strauss-Kahn case

News anchor quizzed in Strauss-Kahn case

French detectives interviewed a celebrity former news anchor Monday in connection with allegations of attempted rape against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, sources said.

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France, Italy violated ‘spirit’ of border-free Europe: EU

Moves by France and Italy to curb the flow of Arab Spring migrants this year violated the spirit, but not the rules, of Europe's border-free Schengen area, the European Commission said on Monday.

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Crackdown on jobs for foreigners

France needs fewer immigrants to work in construction and IT, according to a new set of government proposals.

Rise in wolf attacks alarms farmers

Rise in wolf attacks alarms farmers

An increase in the number of wolf attacks this year has led to calls for tough action to cut numbers.

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Marcelle, 113, is France’s new ‘doyenne’

The 'doyenne', the name given to the oldest known living woman in the country, has passed to 113-year old Marcelle Narbonne, a former typist who still enjoys a glass of champagne.

Suspect’s father ‘will never return to Norway’

Suspect’s father ‘will never return to Norway’

The father of Norwegian mass killing suspect Anders Behring Breivik has spoken of his shame at his son's actions.