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France pipped by Japan on three star restaurants

France has been overtaken by Japan when it comes to the number of restaurants with three Michelin stars, according to the latest guide to the nation's western cities to be released on Friday.

Polynesians outraged by cannibal claims

Polynesians outraged by cannibal claims

Fears that a missing German tourist may have been killed and eaten by his tour guide after the remnants of skin, teeth and bones were found in a fire have angered locals in French Polynesia.

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Moody’s warns France on ‘negative outlook’

France's Finance Minister Francois Baroin said Tuesday that the government would do everything in its power to maintain its triple-A rating after Moody's warned it may place the country on negative outlook.

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Secret service head held in growing spy scandal

The head of France's secret service has been held for questioning over alleged spying on a journalist at Le Monde newspaper in an affair that is reaching ever higher into the upper echelons of the French state.

Paris marks 50 years after Algerian ‘massacre’

Paris marks 50 years after Algerian ‘massacre’

A number of events were held on Monday to remember the violent deaths of up to several hundred anti-war demonstrators in Paris 50 years ago.

Marine Le Pen slams union leader

Marine Le Pen slams union leader

A war of words has broken out between the leader of the far-right Front National, Marine Le Pen, and the equally forthright head of the Medef employers' group, Laurence Parisot.