Welcome to The Local in France

Welcome to The Local in France

In the last seven years, The Local has gradually grown to become the leading source of English-language news in Sweden and Germany. With Switzerland another recent addition, we now present The Local in France.

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France seeks to free frozen Libyan assets

France is working with its allies at the United Nations to draw up a resolution to unfreeze Libyan assets blocked by Security Council sanctions, a diplomatic source told AFP on Wednesday.

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Border cops seize 82,000 litres of contraband booze

French customs officials have seized 82,000 litres of contraband alcohol destined for the UK and Ireland in the last six weeks, authorities said on Tuesday.

Carjackers targeting wealthy Parisians

Carjackers targeting wealthy Parisians

Carjackers have been targeting Parisians driving expensive cars in some of the city's chicest neighbourhoods, often holding them hostage for several hours.

Make us pay more taxes: France’s super-rich

Make us pay more taxes: France’s super-rich

Sixteen of France's richest people have penned a letter to magazine Le Nouvel Observateur calling for an "exceptional contribution" to be made by the country's wealthiest taxpayers.

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DSK affair in France ‘just beginning’: Banon lawyer

While criminal charges against him in New York have been dropped, Dominique Strauss-Kahn will still face legal problems at home, according to the lawyer for the woman who has accused him of attempted rape.

French politicians celebrate DSK release

French politicians celebrate DSK release

Politicians lined up at TV and radio stations to react to the release on Tuesday of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, with most expressing relief that he is free to return to France and some taking the opportunity to criticize the American justice system.

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French mother of alleged Strauss-Kahn victim ‘outraged’

The mother of a French writer who alleges former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her said Tuesday she was "outraged" by the French Socialist party's reaction to his release.

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High-flying Strauss-Kahn tainted by accusations

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, before the scandal broke, was one of the world's most prominent public figures, steering the International Monetary Fund through the global financial crisis and a likely
heir to the French presidency.

Strauss-Kahn walks free after sex case dropped

Strauss-Kahn walks free after sex case dropped

A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed all sex crime charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, ending a sordid saga that derailed the stellar career of one of the world's most powerful men.