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Zero growth adds to France debt pressure

France came under fresh pressure Friday to convince turbulent markets it can deliver on debt targets and keep its prized triple-A credit rating after data showed economic growth had skidded to a halt.

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Isabelle Huppert honoured in Stockholm

The Stockholm film festival on Friday honoured French actress Isabelle Huppert, who starred in "8 Women" alongside Catherine Deneuve, with its Bronze Horse in a tribute to her lifetime achievement.

French farmer takes out ads – against advertising

French farmer takes out ads – against advertising

A French organic farmer has forked out €3,000 for a series of billboard advertisements that denounce the evils of advertising.

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Man denies trying to blow up plane to France

One of two men suing Canada for millions of dollars claiming they were falsely linked to terror schemes denied on Thursday that he ever plotted to blow up a plane headed for France.

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‘Two guns used’ in Argentina murders

 

Ballistics tests show that the two French tourists murdered in a northwestern Argentine nature reserve were shot dead with two different weapons, local officials said on Thursday.

 

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Short selling to be banned in France

The speculative practice of short-selling will be restricted from Friday in Belgium, France, Italy and Spain to combat "false rumours" that have destabilised the markets, European regulators said.

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French soldier killed in Afghanistan

A French soldier was killed and four were wounded Thursday in Afghanistan during a military operation in Kapisa province, north of Kabul, the French presidency said.

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Baroin: French economy ‘solid’

French economic fundamentals remain "solid" despite market turbulence and the eurozone debt crisis, Finance Minister Francois Baroin said Friday.