Libya rebels deny promising France oil

Libya rebels deny promising France oil

Libya's new rebel government dismissed claims on Thursday that it had promised France control of 35 percent of the country's oil production, rubbishing a purported letter from their government.

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Semen-scented perfume: a fragrance too far?

They might not be to everyone's taste, but perfumes featuring the fragrant bouquets of carrots, tar or even semen are seducing new customers with their promise of an unusual and highly original olfactory experience.

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French Socialists keep distance from DSK

French Socialists are distancing themselves from Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the ex-IMF boss once tipped to beat Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's presidential vote, as he heads home after a New York
sex scandal.

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France strikes oil deal with new Libyan regime: report

France has secured a deal with Libya's rebel interim rulers to exploit a third of the country's oil reserves, the daily Liberation reported on Thursday, citing a letter to the emir of Qatar.

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Qaddafi son defiant as world leaders meet

Fallen dictator Muammar Qaddafi's son Seif al-Islam vowed that loyalists would fight their rebel enemies to the death, as world leaders gathered in Paris on Thursday to plot Libya's post-Qaddafi future.

French champs Lille seal Joe Cole loan deal

French champs Lille seal Joe Cole loan deal

England midfielder Joe Cole is moving to French Ligue 1 football champions Lille on a season-long loan from his current club Liverpool.

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Bettencourt nurse denies Sarkozy took money

The former nurse of L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt has denied claims made in a new book that she reported seeing Nicolas Sarkozy receive envelopes stuffed with money at the home of the billionaire.

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French jobless rate eases to 9.1 percent

The French unemployment rate fell slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 9.1 percent in the second quarter of 2011 from the level in the first quarter, official data showed on Thursday.