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Marseille right ship with victory over Dortmund

Marseille put their domestic struggles to one side with a timely 3-0 win at home to German champions Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday that put them in charge of Champions League Group F.

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Child suicide under-estimated: report

A report will be delivered to the youth minister on Thursday claiming that suicide among young people is much higher than official figures suggest.

Beckham fever growing in Paris

Beckham fever growing in Paris

Thursday's Le Parisien newspaper devoted its first three pages to the possibility that David Beckham may be set to join Paris-based football team, PSG.

French lunch breaks fall to just 22 minutes

French lunch breaks fall to just 22 minutes

Despite the widely-held view that French workers while away long lunch hours over three-course lunches with wine, a new survey shows that most grab lunch in just over 20 minutes.

Writer queries new breast screening campaign

Writer queries new breast screening campaign

A campaign to encourage women to get screening for breast cancer was launched on Wednesday at the same time as a book was published criticizing mass screening programmes.

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DSK and Banon go face to face at police station

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a two-hour face-to-face confrontation at a Paris police station on Thursday with the French writer who accuses him of a 2003 rape attempt.

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Swiss to assist France in campaign graft probe

Switzerland will assist France in its probe into alleged kickbacks on an arms deal and illegal campaign finance contributions scandal that is threatening to derail President Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election bid.

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Top cop to be quizzed over spying on journalist

France's top policeman and the head of its domestic intelligence agency, both close to President Nicolas Sarkozy, are to be questioned by a judge over allegations they spied on journalists, a source
familiar with the case said Wednesday.