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Judges begin probe into IMF chief Lagarde

French magistrates on Tuesday formally began an embezzlement investigation into new International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, opening the way for possible criminal charges.

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Support grows for assisted suicide doctor

Colleagues of the doctor accused of terminating the lives of a number of hospital patients plan to hold a meeting to support him on Tuesday.

Brigitte Bardot appeals to save attack dog’s life

Brigitte Bardot appeals to save attack dog’s life

Sixties actress and animal rights activist Birgitte Bardot has pleaded for the life of a bull terrier that attacked and disfigured a young girl’s face.

France’s favourite personalities revealed

France’s favourite personalities revealed

Yannick Noah, the former tennis player turned singer and humanitarian, has again clinched top spot in an annual poll to find France's favourite personality.

France slips in university rankings

France slips in university rankings

France has slipped from 6th to 8th place in the annual Shanghai ranking of the world’s universities.

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Swiss climber missing in Pakistan

Three climbers -- a Swiss, an Austrian and a Pakistani -- have gone missing during an expedition to the high