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France-Germany rate gap at eurozone record

The gaps between the German borrowing rate and French and Spanish rates widened sharply to record amounts on Tuesday, in a new sign of acute tension at the heart of the eurozone.

French feel-good film storms box-office

French feel-good film storms box-office

Crisis-hit France has found escape from its ever grimmer economic reality in a feel-good buddy movie about a quadriplegic aristocrat and his black home-help that has stormed the box office.

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Paris calls in Romanian police to tackle ‘delinquents’

The Paris police chief said on Tuesday the city will be calling in 30 Romanian police officers to carry out joint patrols in a bid to tackle a "delinquency" problem blamed on Romanian nationals.

Angry driver blows up speed camera

Angry driver blows up speed camera

An angry driver blew up a speed camera on the A31 motorway between the eastern towns of Metz and Nancy early on Sunday morning. Police are scanning the camera’s records in search of a culprit.

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French MPs refuse to cut own pay

French lawmakers rejected a proposal on Monday to cut their own pay by 10 percent. They have however agreed to reduce the National Assembly's budget by three percent.

Peugeot Citroen to cut 4,000 French jobs

Peugeot Citroen to cut 4,000 French jobs

French auto giant PSA Peugeot Citroen will cut at least 4,000 jobs in France next year as part of a wide-ranging cost-cutting plan, union sources said on Tuesday.

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France ‘not worth its AAA rating’: report

France shouldn't enjoy AAA status given its low growth prospects and dire public accounts, says a report published by think tank The Lisbon Council and German bank Berenberg Bank.

Sarkozy plays up friendship in letter to Israel PM

Sarkozy plays up friendship in letter to Israel PM

The French president has sent a letter of condolences to Israel's premier and played up their friendship, after having reportedly called him a "liar," a senior Israeli official said on Monday.

France will meet deficit reduction targets: PM

France will meet deficit reduction targets: PM

Prime Minister Francois Fillon insisted on Monday that France will meet its pledges to bring its public deficit back within EU limits.