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Kenya arrests 7 over Frenchwoman kidnap

Kenyan police said on Thursday they had arrested seven people over the kidnapping of a disabled Frenchwoman seized from her beachfront home at a prized resort island and taken to neighbouring Somalia.

French suburbs turn away from state and towards Islam

French suburbs turn away from state and towards Islam

Local communities in France's immigrant suburbs increasingly organise themselves on Islamic lines rather than following the values of the secular republic, according to a major new sociological study.

Lars von Trier quizzed by police for Hitler remarks

Lars von Trier quizzed by police for Hitler remarks

Danish director Lars von Trier said on Wednesday Danish police had questioned him on French charges relating to his controversial remarks at the Cannes Film Festival about Adolf Hitler.

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L’Oreal heiress accuses daughter of wanting to lock her up

Billionaire L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt said on Wednesday that her daughter wanted to lock her up, the latest volley in the duo's tortuous war of words and lawsuits.

Sarkozy pays tribute to Steve Jobs

Sarkozy pays tribute to Steve Jobs

French president Nicolas Sarkozy paid tribute to Steve Jobs on Thursday after the 56-year-old Apple founder, chairman and chief executive died on Wednesday.

France to press ahead with soda tax

France to press ahead with soda tax

Sugary drinks like Orangina and Coca-Cola will cost a bit extra from January 1st after budget minister Valérie Pécresse confirmed that a tax of 2 euro cents (2.7 US cents) will be slapped on every 33 centilitre can.

Fifth shark attack in La Réunion

Fifth shark attack in La Réunion

A French man had a terrifying ten minute wait in the water after a shark attacked him in his kayak and left him shouting out for help.

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Police seek mugging victim in metro case

Police are still looking for a woman who was attacked by a mugger on a Paris metro train a week ago as part of their inquiry into the death of a 33-year-old Indian man.