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France and Germany split on bailout fund: report

Splits have emerged between the eurozone's top two economies on how best to use the beefed-up bailout fund to tackle the debt crisis, German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Friday.

Why it really is OK to stray in France

Why it really is OK to stray in France

The French are famed for their relaxed approach to extra-marital affairs, but is the country's love of a bit on the side really just a bit of a myth? Or is adultery really a very French affair? Matthew Warren investigates.

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Ministry seeks ban on police watchdog site

A website set up by a group claiming to want to expose violent and racist police officers has been threatened with closure.

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Dead dolphins found tied to concrete block

Two divers made a bizarre and macabre discovery when they came across three dead dolphins in the water that had been tied by their tails to a concrete block.

Buoyant French left set to select its champion

Buoyant French left set to select its champion

With poll after poll suggesting they are within touching distance of ousting President Nicolas Sarkozy, France's left-wing opposition will vote to choose a champion on Sunday in determined mood.

NBA star takes wage cut to play in France

NBA star takes wage cut to play in France

French basketball player Tony Parker will swap the glamour of the American NBA for a more down-to-earth existence in his temporary spell playing for French team Villeurbanne, even claiming he will "take the bus, like everyone else."

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‘I acted in self-defence’: metro death suspect

The man arrested on suspicion of being responsible for the death of an Indian man on the Paris metro has been giving his version of events.

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French ticket collectors strike after attack

French railway ticket collectors went on a wildcat strike on Thursday, severely disrupting services and stranding thousands of travellers after a colleague was stabbed by a passenger.