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Guard made to wear explosives in attack

 

A security guard responsible for transporting cash had a frightening experience on Monday when attackers made him wear a belt of explosives and threatened to blow it up unless he followed orders.


 

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France gives Libyan rebels $259 m in frozen Qaddafi funds

France on Monday said it had given Libyan rebels $259 million (€181 million) in frozen funds that used to belong to the regime of strongman leader Muammar Qaddafi.

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Suspect in Argentina tourist murders freed on bail

Authorities have bailed a man arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of two French women found shot dead in a tourist area in northern Argentina, a court official has said.

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BNP Paribas profits hit by Greek woes

French banking giant BNP Paribas reported Tuesday a second quarter net profit up 1.1 percent at €2.12 billion, short of analyst forecasts as it set aside €534 million to cover its Greek exposure.

Shark spotted in Saint Tropez

Shark spotted in Saint Tropez

A professional diver claims he came face-to-face with a two metre shark at the weekend in the glitzy Mediterranean resort, according to local newspaper Var-matin.

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New rules to improve drug safety

 

Health minister Xavier Bertrand yesterday presented a package of measures aimed at tightening up the safety of new prescription drugs following the long-running scandal over the Mediator slimming drug. 


 

Working holidays for French politicians

Working holidays for French politicians

At Monday's cabinet meeting, the last before the start of the summer holidays, President Sarkozy wished his team a "good rest" while reminding them to stay "particularly alert."