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Strauss-Kahn admits making pass at author

Dominique Strauss-Kahn told police he made a pass at a young French author in 2003 but denied her rape allegations, a source told AFP Friday, as the former IMF chief prepares to speak publicly
about the sex scandals surrounding him.

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Air France splashes cash for airplane mega-order

Air France-KLM said on Friday it had split a mega order for 50 long-haul carriers evenly between Europe's Airbus and US rival Boeing, in a deal worth $11.3 billion.

Park your car with your mobile phone

Park your car with your mobile phone

A French company has been demonstrating technology at this week's International Motor Show in Frankfurt that can park a car by using a mobile phone.

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Loved-up priest dropped by church

A priest in a parish on the western coast of the country has been removed from his duties by the Catholic church for living with a woman for 11 years.

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Coughing neighbours drive man to double carjacking

A man who became incensed by the non-stop coughing of his neighbours ended up stealing two cars before being caught after a police chase.

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Ex-president’s relatives attacked in metro fracas

The brother and the niece of ex-president Jacques Chirac's wife, Bernadette, were attacked late on Wednesday night in a violent incident at a Paris metro station.

Ambassador strikes smouldering pose for men’s mag

Ambassador strikes smouldering pose for men’s mag

In the often crusty world of ambassadors' receptions, Boris Boillon cuts quite a dash, no more so than in this month's men's magazine Tunivisions where he is described as the "James Bond of diplomacy."

Le Pen taunts rival with ‘paedophile’ slur

Le Pen taunts rival with ‘paedophile’ slur

The European parliament in Strasbourg became the setting for a heated exchange when two well-known French politicians hurled insults at each other.