Elysée cuts costs but told to do more

Elysée cuts costs but told to do more

The Elysée Palace got a mixed report card for its budget management this week from financial watchdog the Cour des comptes.

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DSK court hearing delayed to late August

A possibly crucial court hearing due next Monday in the sex crime case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been postponed for three weeks, lawyers said on Tuesday.

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France and Britain seek exit from Libya

With their Libya bombing campaign dragging on unresolved, France and Britain have been forced to accept ruler Muammar Qaddafi may stay there if he quits power, despite calls for international justice.

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French UN soldiers hurt in Lebanon blast

Three French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon were wounded in a roadside bombing in the southern city of Sidon, and another three suffered hearing problems, French military officials said.

White wine sold for world record price

White wine sold for world record price

A 200-year old bottle of Château d’Yquem was bought on Tuesday for £75,000 (€85,000), making it the most expensive white wine ever sold.

Legions of little Citroëns descend on small town

Legions of little Citroëns descend on small town

Thousands of Citroën 2CV cars from around the world converged on the small town of Salbris in central France on Tuesday for the 19th meeting of the Amis de la 2CV.

 

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France ‘could learn from US’ on ethnic minorities

A group of regionally elected officials is calling for the country to change the rules on how it collects data on ethnic minorities.

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Politician suspended over Norway remarks

A member of the far-right Front National (FN) has been suspended after apparently writing in praise of Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old Norwegian who has admitted to carrying out last week's twin terror attacks in Norway.