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New report cites pilot error in Rio-Paris crash

Air France pilots made a series of errors on the Rio to Paris flight that crashed in 2009 killing 228 people, partly due to a lack of training, investigators said Friday.

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Famous tree-lined canal under threat

Thousands of the famous plane trees that line the 240 kilometre Canal du Midi in the south of France will be chopped down after being attacked by an incurable killer fungus.

Drunken prank has spooky end in Paris catacombs

Drunken prank has spooky end in Paris catacombs

Three young people spent an unnerving 48-hours roaming in the dark among the millions of skeletons buried under Paris this week.

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‘Gainsbourg’ and ‘Hallyday’ come to blows

Events took a surreal turn at the weekend when celebrity look-alikes of iconic French singers Serge Gainsbourg and Johnny Hallyday got into a fight, ending with one of them in hospital.

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‘Black Saturday’ looms for travellers

French holiday makers are gearing up for the busiest travel weekend of the summer as millions return from July holidays while many more set off for their August break.

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Military-style camps for juvenile delinquents

Proposals to put young offenders in correction centres run by former military personnel are being drawn up by the French government.

EADS profits nosedive for first half of 2011

EADS profits nosedive for first half of 2011

European defence group EADS saw its profits tumble 41 percent in the first half of 2011 to 109 million euros ($156 million) but maintained its positive outlook on surging orders, it said Friday.