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French, British operatives alongside Libya rebels: AFP

French and British operatives have been working with Libyan rebels on their eastern front, where the insurgents scored strategic blows against Muammar Qaddafi's forces, an AFP journalist discovered on Thursday.

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French want DSK to stay out of politics: poll

Most French voters want former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to stay out of politics, according to a poll published on Thursday after an attempted rape case against him collapsed in New York.

Austerity cuts are ‘insufficient’: Ex-PM

Austerity cuts are ‘insufficient’: Ex-PM

Dominique de Villepin, who served as prime minister under former president Jacques Chirac, has hit out at the austerity measures announced on Wednesday by his successor, François Fillon.

Paris tourism having record year

Paris tourism having record year

The City of Light is attracting visitors in record numbers this year, Paris officials said on Wednesday, as tourism remains buoyant despite the concerns over a possible return to recession.

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Montpellier man wins lottery for second time

After winning €2.8 million in 1996, a man in Montpellier has won a further €3 million in the national lottery, known as Loto, it was announced on Wednesday.

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Murdered woman’s boyfriend kills himself

A man who admitted killing his pregnant girlfriend has hanged himself in his prison cell, it was announced on Wednesday.

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Home letting agents acting ‘illegally’

An investigation by consumer organization UFC-Que choisir has found a long list of problems with the behaviour of letting agents, leading them to call for tougher sanctions against abuses.

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Strauss-Kahn stays holed up in New York

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has a brilliant future, his lawyer said Wednesday, but the ex-IMF chief and former French presidential hopeful remained shuttered away on his first day of freedom, giving no indication of his plans.

France unveils austerity plan as growth slows

France unveils austerity plan as growth slows

France announced on Wednesday a €12-billion ($17.3 billion) deficit cutting package that raises taxes on the rich and closes tax loopholes as the country strikes to placate jittery markets.