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Pecresse: France will not waver on deficit

France is sticking to its target of reducing its public deficit to 4.6 percent of GDP next year and is ready to do everything necessary to achieve that goal, Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse said Tuesday.

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Disco dancing mum leaves daughter in car

A 41-year old woman has been arrested after leaving her seven year old daughter in a car outside a nightclub while she spent the night inside.

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Bad boy revolutionary Bauer dies of heart attack

Charlie Bauer, the left-wing revolutionary, prison campaigner and former associate of the notorious criminal Jacques Mesrine, died on Sunday evening aged 68.

Camus ‘was killed in Soviet plot’

Camus ‘was killed in Soviet plot’

Famous French author Albert Camus, who died in a car accident in 1960, may have been the victim of a Soviet plot new research suggests.

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Frenchwoman’s body ‘found’ in Malaysia

Malaysian police said Tuesday they had found human remains believed to be those of a 30-year-old French woman who was last seen three months ago on a resort island.

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Maid files civil suit against Strauss-Kahn

The maid accusing French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape filed a civil suit in New York on Monday alleging a "sadistic attack" and seeking unspecified compensation.

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Opposition slams government anti-fraud moves

French politics usually takes a break in August, but a row has blown up over tackling benefit fraud. The government has proposed stricter monitoring of claimants while the opposition has accused ministers of political posturing.

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AAA: could France be next to lose top rating?

After the US lost its AAA-rating last week, there is mounting speculation over whether France is vulnerable to the same fate.

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Armed gang in shoot-out with police

A group of ten men raided a police station for weapons and then attempted to break into a security depot on Tuesday morning.