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Banking federation admits dollar shortfall

French banks face difficulties in raising short-term cash in dollars, the head of France's banking federation said on Monday confirming a recent study by Moody's Investors Service.

Blanc annoyed by criticism of France’s play

Blanc annoyed by criticism of France’s play

France coach Laurent Blanc on Saturday expressed exasperation over criticism of his side's play following their 2-1 defeat of Albania in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier.

Bruni: ‘I will never show a photo of my child’

Bruni: ‘I will never show a photo of my child’

The wife of President Sarkozy, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, told a French news programme on Sunday evening that she does not plan to expose the child she is expecting to the glare of publicity.

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Hubby to pay damages to undersexed wife

A couple from Nice have been granted a divorce after 21 years of marriage on the grounds of an "absence of sexual relations for several years" which was judged to be "solely the fault of the husband."

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Retired couple found bound and murdered

A retired married couple aged 72 and 77 were discovered murdered in their home, having been stabbed to death and bound with wire.

Depardieu takes video aim at pee incident

Depardieu takes video aim at pee incident

Actor Gérard Depardieu has tried to laugh off his recent lack of bladder control on a flight from Paris to Dublin by recording a video mocking the incident.

DSK back in France after New York sex scandal

DSK back in France after New York sex scandal

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, his hopes for the French presidency scuppered by a sensational New York sex scandal, returned to Paris on Sunday to a media frenzy and an uneasy welcome from his Socialist allies.

Trial opens for ‘medically unfit’ Chirac

Trial opens for ‘medically unfit’ Chirac

Jacques Chirac's embezzlement trial opens on Monday with his lawyers arguing that the French former president is too unwell to attend but insisting that the case must still go ahead.