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New date set for Carlos the Jackal’s trial

Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal's trial for four bomb attacks committed in France in the 80s will open on November 7, not November 2 as previously expected, a court source said on Tuesday.

Top DJ David Guetta: I get nervous in France

Top DJ David Guetta: I get nervous in France

His album sales run in the millions worldwide and he's worked with the biggest names in rap and R&B, but French DJ and dance music producer David Guetta does not feel like a star.

French police nab 150 kilos of cocaine in ballet shoes

French police nab 150 kilos of cocaine in ballet shoes

French police said on Thursday they seized 150 kilos of cocaine -- with a street value of around €10 million ($14.4 million) -- hidden in ballet shoes that arrived in a Paris airport from the Dominican Republic.

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Carrefour posts half-year loss, profit warning

Carrefour, the world's second-biggest retailer, reported on Wednesday a half-year loss of €249 million ($359 million) and said it now expected annual operating profit to drop by 15 percent.

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Vivendi reports doubled half-year profit

French media and telecom group Vivendi announced on Wednesday a doubling of first-half net profits to €2.5 billion ($3.6 billion) as it continued to reap the benefits from a legal victory.

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Hermes reports half-year profit leap

French luxury brand Hermes said on Wednesday its half-year net profit soared 50 percent to $290.9 million ($420 million), with its operating margin widening to 32 percent.

L’Oreal sees profits surge

L’Oreal sees profits surge

L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics maker, said on Tuesday its first half net profit rose 11.6 percent from a year earlier to €1.47 billion ($2.11 billion) and confirmed its forecasts for 2011.

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Bouygues profit plunges 27 percent

French conglomerate Bouygues, active in construction, real estate, media and telecommunications, said on Wednesday its half-year profit tumbled 27 percent and announced a €1.25-billion ($1.8-billion) share buyback.

Sarkozy denies taking cash from Bettencourt

Sarkozy denies taking cash from Bettencourt

An explosive new book set to be published on Thursday claims that the nurse of L'Oréal billionaire Lilian Bettencourt saw Nicolas Sarkozy receiving money at her home.

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Eight million French living below poverty line

More than eight million French people are living below the poverty line, according to data released on Tuesday by the national statistics agency, Insee.

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Exam leak admits: ‘I’m the idiot’

A 21-year-old man has owned up to publishing a question from this year's Baccalauréat maths exam online before it had been taken by 165,000 students.