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French court rules UK tabloid violated Mosley privacy

A French court ruled Tuesday that a British tabloid had violated the privacy of former world motorsport chief Max Mosley when it published photographs of him in a sadomasochistic orgy.

Israel silent on Sarkozy ‘outburst’ over Netanyahu

Israel silent on Sarkozy ‘outburst’ over Netanyahu

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" in talks with US President Barack Obama, who then complained of having to deal with him daily, a report said
on Tuesday.

France bars London gallery from leaving with ‘stolen’ art

France bars London gallery from leaving with ‘stolen’ art

France laid claim on Monday to a French baroque painting that it said was stolen 200 years ago, and barred a London gallery that brought the work to Paris for an exhibition from taking it back.

Carlos the Jackal was ‘worthy heir’: Chavez

Carlos the Jackal was ‘worthy heir’: Chavez

President Hugo Chavez on Monday described leftist Venezuelan militant Carlos the Jackal, on trial for deadly attacks in 1980s France, a "worthy heir of the greatest (leftist) struggles."

Army built ‘fake Paris’ to fool Germans

Army built ‘fake Paris’ to fool Germans

Towards the end of World War 1, the French army drew up plans to build a "fake Paris" in an attempt to get German planes to drop their bombs away from the real capital city.

Rail strike set to cause disruptions

Rail strike set to cause disruptions

Train passengers across France will face possible delays and cancellations on Tuesday as rail workers across Europe take industrial action to protest against further rail liberalization.

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Rivals attack government austerity plans

Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande took to the airwaves on Monday evening to denounce the latest austerity drive announced by the government, at the same time as the prime minister spoke on a rival channel.

French region surprised to be named in top ten

French region surprised to be named in top ten

The western region of Poitou-Charentes has been named as one of the top ten regions to visit in 2012 by travel guide the Lonely Planet.