Boden sorry for calling Frenchwomen ‘stroppy’

Boden sorry for calling Frenchwomen ‘stroppy’

Popular British clothing brand, Boden, is about to launch in France but its boss may have committed a PR own-goal by labelling French women as ‘stroppy’.

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French students murdered in Argentina

Two young women murdered in northern Argentina have been confirmed as Cassandre Bouvier, 29, and Houria Moumni, 24, both students in Paris.

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French chef brings ‘gastronomic culture’ to Kremlin

The French chef who cooks for President Dmitry Medvedev in the Kremlin said Friday that he "does not have the right to make a mistake," but stayed tight-lipped on the Russian leader's favourite dish.

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Tripoli must rise against Qaddafi: French minister

France said Sunday it is committed to striking Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi's military assets for as long as needed for him to quit power and called on Libyans in Tripoli to rise against him.

French first lady friends with British bad boy

French first lady friends with British bad boy

France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and the lead singer of the Babyshambles and the Libertines, Pete Doherty, are reported to have developed a close relationship.

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Strauss-Kahn ex-lover ‘ready to testify’

A Frenchwoman claiming to be an ex-lover of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said she would testify in the scandal over attempted rape charges against him if asked, in comments published Sunday.

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Prosecutor backs down on prison threat

A public prosecutor in Dunkirk who said overcrowding was so bad in the local prison that he wouldn't send anyone there until September has been forced to change his mind.

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Murdered French tourists’ families to meet officials

The families of two French tourists shot dead in Argentina were to meet with a French government minister on Sunday while other officials were headed to the place of their murder, the government said.

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France: Syria will answer for protest deaths

France condemned Syrian authorities' deadly crackdown on political protests that left scores dead on Sunday and warned that they would answer for the bloodshed.

Le Pen hits back in row over Norway attacks

Le Pen hits back in row over Norway attacks

The leader of France's far-right National Front (FN) party hit back Sunday after mainstream parties denounced remarks by the party's founder, her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, on the Norway attacks.

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French finance minister welcomes US debt deal

French Finance Minister Francois Baroin welcomed on Monday a deal reached overnight to increase the US debt ceiling and avoid a potentially catastrophic default.