On-loan Joe Cole liking life in Lille

On-loan Joe Cole liking life in Lille

Lille defender Franck Beria said on Tuesday that the French champions' latest signing, England international Joe Cole, is settling in "very quickly" at his new club.

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French officer killed in Afghanistan

A French officer was shot dead on Wednesday by an insurgent fighter as he accompanied an Afghan army unit on an operation in eastern Afghanistan, French officials announced.

France to ban boob job jabs

France to ban boob job jabs

Injections to enhance the size of women's breasts have been banned by France's medical safety agency amid fears they can hamper screening for breast cancer.

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Judges study Chirac charges in his absence

French judges began on Tuesday to wade into the evidence that former president Jacques Chirac presided over a network of ghost workers while mayor of Paris, but the suspect himself stayed away.

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Pitch frustrates France in Romania

France extended their unbeaten run to 13 games but struggled to a 0-0 draw against Romania in a match spoiled by the appalling state of the pitch at the National Arena.

Lagardere: sexy video was ‘ridiculous’

Lagardere: sexy video was ‘ridiculous’

One of France's most important businessmen has admitted his regret about a video in which he cozied up to his 20-year-old girlfriend.

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Staff cuts let suspected drug dealer walk free

A man held in prison on accusations of drug dealing was set free on Tuesday afternoon when a staff shortage meant he wasn't able to be taken from his cell to a court room.

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Airline drama echoes doomed Rio-Paris flight

An inquiry has been opened into an incident on an Air France aircraft that experienced a series of problems similar to those of the AF 447 flight that crashed off the coast of Brazil in June 2009, according to Le Figaro.