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DSK to face Banon on Thursday: source

Former IMF chief Dominque Strauss-Kahn will be brought face-to-face on Thursday with the young French writer who has accused him of trying to rape her, according to a source close to the investigation.

Sarkozy’s flower power won over Bruni

Sarkozy’s flower power won over Bruni

French President Nicolas Sarkozy bewitched future wife Carla Bruni with his "incredible" knowledge of flowers and the pair now enjoy a "very quiet life", the first lady told the BBC World Service.

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France denies bailout plan for major banks

France is planning a €10-15 billion recapitalisation plan for five top banks struggling with the debt crisis, a report said on Sunday, sparking a formal denial from the finance ministry.

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Birth rates rise with women at work: report

Rising fertility rates in European countries are strongly linked to increased numbers of women in the labour market, according to a French report.

France set for warmest September in 25 years

France set for warmest September in 25 years

After a disappointing summer, France can look forward to over a week of soaring temperatures which will make September a hotter month than July this year.

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Men go on trial for burying couple alive

The trial of two men accused of murdering a gay couple by burying them alive opens on Monday.

‘Is my son gay?’ app stirs up anger

‘Is my son gay?’ app stirs up anger

A new phone app that promises to reveal to parents whether their son might be gay by asking a series of twenty questions has been criticized as homophobic and caricatured.