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Sarkozy calls for restraint in New Caledonia

Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday called for rival groups in New Caledonia to show restraint after recent deadly protests in the South Pacific archipelago, as he began his first visit as French president.

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France to ‘quickly’ reopen Tripoli embassy

France has begun work to reopen its embassy in Tripoli, the foreign ministry said Friday, in another sign of support for the rebel government in waiting that overthrew Muammar Qaddafi.

French Socialists duel in Strauss-Kahn’s shadow

French Socialists duel in Strauss-Kahn’s shadow

France's opposition Socialists ratcheted their bitter battle for the left's presidential nomination on Friday, as their summer conference opened under Dominique Strauss-Kahn's shadow.

Johnny Hallyday to star in Paris play

Johnny Hallyday to star in Paris play

French rocker Johnny Hallyday is about to swap his trademark leathers and guitar for the more sober surroundings of the Edouard-VII theatre in Paris.

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Unemployment rises for third straight month

The number of job seekers in France was up again in July for the third month in a row. Unemployment is at its highest level for over ten years, the employment ministry announced on Thursday evening.

Asian hornet kills second French victim

Asian hornet kills second French victim

Fears are growing about the spread of the Asian hornet in France after a 38-year-old man died after being stung in Lherm, 30 kilometres south-west of Toulouse.

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Sex scandal at Paris transport authority

A sex scandal has blown up at RATP, the publicly-owned company that runs the trains, trams and buses in Paris.

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Strauss-Kahn gets passport back

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was given back his passport on Thursday, his legal team said, clearing the way for the former IMF head to travel abroad for the first time since his arrest three months ago on
sex crime charges.