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French police probe Facebook call to cut Muslim throats

French police were on Friday trying to identify a Facebook user who urged people "to cut Muslims's throats instead of sheep" during the Eid al-Adha feast, sparking the ire of Muslim and anti-racist groups.

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Crew of French yacht missing off Yemen

A German warship has found a French catamaran adrift in pirate-infested waters in the Gulf of Aden off Yemen with no crew aboard. Their fate is unknown, France said on Friday.

Mini-zoo uncovered after wolfdog bites

Mini-zoo uncovered after wolfdog bites

Police in Brest on the north-west tip of Brittany made an odd and malodorous discovery when they entered a house containing at least 85 animals, including two rare wolfdogs.

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Villagers revolt against unlikely marriage

Residents in the small southern village of Puy-Saint-Pierre are in uproar after an implausible union between an attractive 42-year-old Parisian estate agent and a gap-toothed 67-year-old local man.

French court sets date for Noriega ruling

French court sets date for Noriega ruling

A French court will decide on September 23rd whether or not to release former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega so he can be extradited home to face imprisonment there, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Apartment prices rocket in Paris

Apartment prices rocket in Paris

Figures published on Thursday showed apartment prices in the capital up by 5 percent in the second quarter and a full 22.5 percent over the last year, the highest annual rise for 20 years.

Strauss-Kahn just ‘horny’: Lagerfeld

Strauss-Kahn just ‘horny’: Lagerfeld

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld on Thursday described his friend Dominique Strauss-Kahn as charming and "sweet" -- unless you're a woman.

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Total announces major gas find in Caspian

French oil giant Total said on Friday it had found a major gas field in the Caspian sea off the coast of Azerbaijan.

Coca-Cola in swift U-turn over France tax row

Coca-Cola in swift U-turn over France tax row

Coca-Cola has backtracked from its announcement on Thursday that it was cutting a €17-million ($23.6m) investment in production facilities in the south of France after the government slapped a tax on sugared drinks.