French court sentences disgraced US cyclist

French court sentences disgraced US cyclist

A French court gave disgraced former US cyclist Floyd Landis a suspended one year jail sentence on Thursday after finding him guilty of employing a hacker to spy on an anti-doping laboratory.

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Court slams France over prisoner treatment

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday condemned France for inhumane and degrading treatment of a prisoner detained in an evil-smelling, burnt-out cell.

Paris Photo exhibition shifts to new venue

Paris Photo exhibition shifts to new venue

The annual Paris Photo exhibition opens on Thursday with its largest ever number of exhibitors and a move to a bigger venue.

Politician likens parliament to a retirement home

Politician likens parliament to a retirement home

Socialist member of parliament Arnaud Montebourg has called for an age limit to be placed on parliamentary candidates to stop the upper and lower houses becoming filled with the "retired."

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Child murder suspect attempts suicide

A man who confessed to the murder of an eight-year-old girl tried to take his own life on Wednesday night, according to news channel BFM TV.

Gainsbourg auction sets new record

Gainsbourg auction sets new record

An auction of handwritten song lyrics and other artefacts from French singer Serge Gainsbourg raised €266,000 ($360,000) in Paris on Wednesday, well above initial estimates.

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France and Britain urge strong sanctions on Iran

 

France and Britain on Wednesday said they wanted new and strong sanctions to be imposed on Iran if Tehran does not cooperate on its nuclear programme, a joint statement said on Wednesday.


 

Activists hack ruling party’s phone numbers

Activists hack ruling party’s phone numbers

Hackers have published personal details including phone numbers of senior members of right-wing French President Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling party, claiming the action on behalf of all the party's "victims".