Palestinian statehood bid is dangerous: France

Palestinian statehood bid is dangerous: France

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Friday that a bid by Palestinians to win UN recognition as a state would risk triggering a dangerous diplomatic confrontation.

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Libya rebels get $15 billion boost

World leaders meeting in Paris unlocked $15 billion in funds on Thursday to help Libya's victorious rebels rebuild the war-torn country as fugitive strongman Muammar Qaddafi issued a new barrage of threats.

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Libyans to decide where Qaddafi is tried: Sarkozy

Libya's ousted strongman Muammar Qaddafi should be arrested and tried but it is up to the Libyan people to decide whether to try him themsleves, Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron said on Thursday.

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Fake sheikh steals million-euro ruby

One of the most beautiful gemstones in the world, a five-carat red ruby worth an estimated €1 million, has been stolen from a Monaco jewellers in a sting operation involving a fake sheikh.

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Phone mix-up costs woman €200,000

A woman is taking legal action against mobile operator SFR after claiming the company's failure to let her keep her old phone number meant she lost the chance of a job.

America comes to Deauville for annual film festival

America comes to Deauville for annual film festival

Friday sees the start of the 37th American Film Festival in the northern coastal resort of Deauville, with stars including director Francis Ford Coppola and actresses Shirley MacLaine and Naomi Watts expected to attend.

Marine Le Pen: ‘Obama is more right-wing than me’

Marine Le Pen: ‘Obama is more right-wing than me’

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the hard-line nationalist Front National, has compared her political views to a range of other politicians, claiming she is "neither right-wing nor left-wing."