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Prime Minister sets sights on Paris job

Prime Minister François Fillon took a step closer towards his ambition of becoming mayor of Paris when he confirmed his intention to run for a parliamentary seat in Paris in the 2012 elections. 

French prosecutors drop DSK rape attempt probe

French prosecutors drop DSK rape attempt probe

French prosecutors dropped an investigation into former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Thursday, saying they had prima facie evidence of sexual assault but the case was too old to prosecute.

French Socialist rivals turn up heat after debate

French Socialist rivals turn up heat after debate

The two remaining candidates for the French Socialist Party's presidential nomination turned up the heat on Thursday after a tense but inconclusive final televised debate.

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Teacher sets herself on fire in school playground

A depressed French maths teacher set herself on fire in a high school playground on Thursday, officials said, but she is expected to survive after pupils and fellow teachers rushed to her aid.

First ‘hoverboard’ unveiled in Paris

First ‘hoverboard’ unveiled in Paris

It may not be quite as slick as the hoverboard from the Back to the Future movies in the 1980s, but visitors to the Paris science fair have been floating at a height of 2 centimetres on the first levitating skateboard.

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MPs vote to ban use of Bisphenol A

Parliamentarians voted on Wednesday to ban the use of bisphenol A in all food packaging from 2014, with an earlier ban on its use in packaging aimed at children from 2013.

Town to fine anyone caught rummaging through trash

Town to fine anyone caught rummaging through trash

A wealthy suburb of Paris has decided to take tough action against people who go through other people's rubbish, causing split bags to spill their contents on the street.

US lawmaker Ron Paul to meet Marine Le Pen

US lawmaker Ron Paul to meet Marine Le Pen

Republican Representative and presidential hopeful Ron Paul aims to meet with the head of France's far-right National Front party, Marine Le Pen, during her upcoming US visit, his office said on Wednesday.