France and Belgium step in as Dexia totters

France and Belgium step in as Dexia totters

France and Belgium stepped in on Tuesday to guarantee the financing of troubled cross-border bank Dexia as its shares plunged spectacularly on reports that it was to be broken up.

Tapie swoops for control of Full Tilt Poker

Tapie swoops for control of Full Tilt Poker

The company of French businessman Bernard Tapie is seeking to take control of online gambling site Full Tilt Poker, shut down under US accusations that it was essentially a Ponzi scheme.

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Mayor in court for slapping troublemaker

The mayor of the northern French town of Cousolre will appear in court on Tuesday for slapping an adolescent who allegedly insulted and even threatened to kill him.

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Metro hero’s family hopes for Indian funeral

Friends of a 33-year-old Indian man who died when he tried to protect a woman who was being mugged on a Paris metro train are trying to raise money to send his body back to India for a funeral. 

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Race against time for release of Frenchwoman

Kenyan police beefed up security on Tuesday as efforts continued to obtain the release of a disabled
Frenchwoman dependent on regular medication who was snatched by gunmen from her beachfront home.

Volvo Diplomat Sales – more than just selling a car
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Volvo Diplomat Sales – more than just selling a car

If you're a diplomat or have tax-free status at an international organization, a special scheme from Volvo means that you can buy a premium car at favourable prices - and gain many benefits besides.

French holds on to 2nd place in Europe’s schools

French holds on to 2nd place in Europe’s schools

French is still the second most widely studied language in Europe until the age of about 15, although it loses out to German with older pupils.

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FC Sion drop dispute against Swiss league

Swiss side Sion announced on Monday they have withdrawn their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the Swiss Football League in a dispute over the eligibity of new players.

France and Belgium ready to rescue Dexia

France and Belgium ready to rescue Dexia

The French and Belgian governments will "step in if necessary" to bail out French-Belgian bank Dexia, Belgium's finance minister Didier Reynders said Tuesday, amid rumours of a break-up after
emergency boardroom talks.

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French want their banks to move with the times

Customers are frustrated with banks that have inconvenient opening hours and long queues, according to a new survey.

Sarkozy attacker has his punishment cut

Sarkozy attacker has his punishment cut

A civil servant who attacked Nicolas Sarkozy while the president was on a walkabout in June has been punished with a three-month suspension from his job.