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France to extradite Noriega to Panama

Panama's ex-strongman Manuel Noriega looked set Wednesday to finally return home -- and go straight into custody there -- after more than two decades in foreign prisons, as France ordered his extradition.

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Bodies of murdered Frenchwomen head home

The bodies of two French women who were found shot to death in a nature preserve in northern Argentina are to be sent home as new evidence emerged from the crime scene, officials said.

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DSK: lawyers ask stewardesses to step forward

Lawyers acting for the woman who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape have appealed to Air France stewardesses to report any inappropriate incidents involving the former IMF boss. 

Lagarde faces French court probe

Lagarde faces French court probe

Updated: A French court on Thursday ordered a formal judicial probe into IMF chief Christine Lagarde's contested role in settling a financial dispute when she was France's finance minister.

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Joy riders fined for 200km/h race

Two men in their twenties have been banned from driving for a year after being found guilty of racing their cars at over 190 kilometres per hour along country roads in the eastern region of Alsace.

France withdraws carrier from Libya mission

France withdraws carrier from Libya mission

France said Thursday its aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle would return home for maintenance next week from the NATO-led mission over Libya, but insisted there would be no respite for Muammar Qaddafi.

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Evangelista demands $46,000 child support

Former supermodel Linda Evangelista stunned a New York court with a demand of $46,000 a month in child support for her son fathered by Francois-Henri Pinault, one of France's wealthiest men.

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Owner abandons car park after gangs take over

A car park in Marseille has been overrun by gangs of youths who threaten staff and demand money from drivers. Things have got so bad that the company in charge, Vinci, has given up trying to run it.

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Absent MPs fined for not showing up

A total of 101 members of parliament have been fined for missing parliamentary committee meetings, according to a report from the Regards Citoyens pressure group.