Australian heroine of French resistance dies

Australian heroine of French resistance dies

Nancy Wake, whose courageous acts during World War II won her the prestigious French Légion d'Honneur award, has died in London.

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Man sets himself alight in mosque

A Muslim man died on Sunday after setting himself on fire inside a mosque in the French city of Toulouse, local officials said, saying the man was psychologically disturbed.

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Weak growth forecast for France

The French economy is on course to grow by 0.2 percent in the third quarter of the year, the Bank of France said in a preliminary forecast on Monday.

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ECB ‘ready to buy Spanish and Italian debt’

The European Central Bank is ready to buy Spanish and Italian government debt to try and stem the eurozone crisis, French Finance Minister Francois Baroin said Monday.

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Dodgy mushrooms swell emergency rooms

Mushrooms have appeared earlier than usual in the southwest of the country, leading to a flood of people turning up in hospital emergency rooms with food poisoning symptoms. 

Four killed in air travel protests

Four killed in air travel protests

A protest about air fares on the beautiful French south Pacific island of Maré turned violent at the weekend when four people were killed in clashes.

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French star faces death threats

Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard has been the victim of threatening messages and videos, New York prosecutors announced at the weekend.