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Tuberculosis sweeps Paris housing estate

Medical authorities are scrambling to deal with an outbreak of tuberculosis that has affected both adults and children on a deprived housing estate in the Paris suburbs.

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Mediator drug boss held for questioning

The 88-year-old boss of the pharmaceutical company that manufactured a drug accused of killing up to 2,000 people in France was placed under investigation by police on Wednesday.

French court issues first Muslim veil fines

French court issues first Muslim veil fines

A French police court on Thursday issued its first fines against two women charged in May with wearing the full-face covering Islamic niqab.

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Opus Dei members in court for ‘brainwashing’

Two members of the secretive Roman Catholic society Opus Dei were to appear in a Paris court on Thursday after a woman claimed they brainwashed her and kept her illegally as a domestic servant.

Anger as deaf people banned from taking flight

Anger as deaf people banned from taking flight

A group of 22 holiday makers with hearing difficulties who were prevented from boarding an Air Méditerranée flight for "security reasons" will have their case reviewed by the state authority for defending human rights.

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Rape claim writer wants to face Strauss-Kahn

The French writer who alleges Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her said Thursday she wants to be brought face to face with the fallen IMF chief to dare him to tell her she's making it up.

Sarkozy to UN: admit Palestine as non-member

Sarkozy to UN: admit Palestine as non-member

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Wednesday on the United Nations to admit Palestine as a non-member state, upgrading its status as a simple observer but opposing a Palestinian bid for full membership.

France deplores US execution

France deplores US execution

France on Thursday said it deplored the execution of Troy Davis in the southeastern US state of Georgia and reiterated its opposition to capital punishment.

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Picard, Amazon, Ikea: France’s favourite brands

For the second year running, frozen food chain Picard is the favoured brand of the French, according to a survey by consulting firm OC&C.