Irish actor Rhys Meyers sentenced for drunken French fracas

Irish actor Rhys Meyers sentenced for drunken French fracas

A French court on Wednesday handed Irish film star Jonathan Rhys Meyers a one-month suspended sentence and ordered him to pay a €1,000 fine for a drunken altercation with police at a Paris airport.

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Huge cannabis stash found in Paris car park

French narcotics police on Tuesday discovered drugs, weapons and several high-speed vehicles believed to belong to a drug trafficking network at an underground car park in Paris.

France to cut back on sick leave benefits

France to cut back on sick leave benefits

The French parliament has passed new cost-cutting measures increasing the number of days of unpaid sick leave for workers in both the public and private sectors.

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Somalis on trial in France for yacht hijacking

Six Somali men accused of taking a French couple hostage on their yacht went on trial in Paris on Tuesday in France's first prosecution of alleged Somali pirates.

French press hounding broken man: DSK lawyer

French press hounding broken man: DSK lawyer

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyer accused the French press on Wednesday of "putting to death a man who is already down" after reports linking him to a prostitution investigation.

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French police dismantle Occupy camp

French police late on Tuesday dismantled a two-week-old makeshift camp of anti-capitalist 'Indignant' protesters in Paris' La Defense business district, an AFP reporter witnessed.

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France asking China to invest in Paris project

French Urban Affairs Minister Maurice Leroy courted Chinese investors in Hong Kong on Wednesday as he promoted the huge Greater Paris urban renewal project at a property industry conference.