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French court cancels permit for Marseille mega-mosque

A French court on Thursday cancelled a construction permit for a mega-mosque in the southern city of Marseille that had been touted as a potential symbol of Islam's growing place in France.

Socialists drop DSK amid new sleaze claims

Socialists drop DSK amid new sleaze claims

Five months after his arrest in New York on attempted rape charges, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is still making lurid headlines and France's Socialists are breathing a sigh of relief at a narrow escape.

Johnny Hallyday to give first UK concert

Johnny Hallyday to give first UK concert

Johnny Hallyday, sometimes called "the French Elvis Presley," will give his first ever UK concert when he appears at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2012.

French supermarket worker keeps job after online campaign

French supermarket worker keeps job after online campaign

A supermarket cashier who was threatened with the sack after picking up a discarded special offer coupon will keep her job after an online campaign was mounted to support her.

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Silver statuette is unknown Rodin: expert

A French art expert unveiled evidence on Thursday he says proves that a silver statuette of a "wounded woman" is an unknown work by Auguste Rodin, depicting his lover and disciple Camille Claudel.

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OK to fire headscarf-wearing employee: court

After a three year dispute, the court of appeal in Versailles told a children's nursery on Thursday they had the right to fire a woman who refused to remove her veil for work.

Sarkozy woos voters after euro deal

Sarkozy woos voters after euro deal

Fresh from clinching a deal on the euro, French president Nicolas Sarkozy sought to convince voters on Thursday he was best-placed to steer the country ahead of a tough election fight next year.

Sex change couple may be able to stay married

Sex change couple may be able to stay married

A couple from Brittany were one step closer to becoming the first legally married same sex couple in France on Thursday after they cleared a legal hurdle to have the husband's sex change legally recognized.