9/11 haunts New York fire chief 10 years on

9/11 haunts New York fire chief 10 years on

New York City's fire chief on September 11th, 2001 is still haunted by the terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of his men, he revealed on the sidelines of a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

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Galliano found guilty in anti-Semitism trial

Fashion icon John Galliano was Thursday convicted of anti-Semitism for hurling abuse at bar patrons in Paris' Jewish quarter in a career-breaking outburst he has blamed on drink and drugs.

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Policeman punished for posting attack footage

A police officer who posted footage of a violent attack by a group of men on a Paris night bus on Facebook has been given a suspended prison sentence of two months. 

President hops aboard new high-speed train

President hops aboard new high-speed train

President Sarkozy will launch a new section of the country's high-speed rail network on Thursday when he takes a trip on the new Rhin-Rhône branch.

Bridesmaids France chase World Cup glory

Bridesmaids France chase World Cup glory

France's stocks have dived but coach Marc Lievremont remains resolute Les Bleus can break through for their first World Cup triumph starting with Asian champions Japan at North Harbour, New Zealand, on Saturday.

Newsman ordered to pay ex-lover over novel

Newsman ordered to pay ex-lover over novel

France's best-known newsreader, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, has been ordered to pay Agathe Borne, his former lover, €33,000 after a court agreed with her that the heroine in a novel he had written was based on her.

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Galliano awaits ruling over unstylish outburst

Fashion icon, drug addict and alcoholic John Galliano will learn on Thursday whether he will be convicted and punished for a decidedly un-stylish alleged anti-Semitic rant.

Lacoste to Norway killer: stop wearing our clothes

Lacoste to Norway killer: stop wearing our clothes

A Nowegian newspaper has reported that French clothing brand Lacoste has asked police to prevent the accused mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik from continuing to wear a red jumper featuring the iconic crocodile logo.

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French trade deficit deepens

France reported an increased official trade deficit of €6.46 billion ($9.0 billion) in July on an adjusted basis owing to a rise of imports, customs data released on Thursday revealed.