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Jewel shop robbery shootout leaves one dead

A shootout between police and three Frenchmen who robbed a jewellers in southeastern Spain left one of the gang dead and the others under arrest, police said Monday.

French scientist wins Nobel medicine prize

French scientist wins Nobel medicine prize

Jules Hoffmann, a French biologist and former president of the French National Academy of Sciences, was among three scientists to win the 2011 Nobel prize for medicine for work on understanding how the immune system is activated. 

Most French think Sarko will lose presidency

Most French think Sarko will lose presidency

68 percent of French people think that Nicolas Sarkozy will lose in next year's presidential election, according to a new poll out on Monday in newspaper Libération.

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More fruit, fewer chips on school canteen menus

Six million school children may notice a change in their school canteen menu after new rules were announced by the government on Sunday to improve the quality of lunchtime menus.

Borloo ends presidential ambitions live on TV

Borloo ends presidential ambitions live on TV

The former ecology minister who quit the government after being passed over for the job of prime minister in 2010 announced on Sunday evening's TV news that he will not be running for the presidency next year.