No proof Ribery knew prostitute was 16

No proof Ribery knew prostitute was 16

French prosecutors accept football international Franck Ribery did not know that a prostitute he paid for sex was a minor, the Bayern Munich midfielder's lawyer told AFP on Friday.

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No reason to cut France rating: bank chief

The head of the Institute of International Finance, a top lobby group for the banking industry, said on Friday he sees no reason for France to lose its top credit rating despite eurozone debt crisis pressure.

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22-year-old seeks French presidential candidacy

A 22-year old communications student is seeking to bring attention to youth issues by putting himself forward as a potential candidate for France's 2012 presidential election.

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French police under fire in new book

A sociologist's investigation into a French anti-crime squad operating in the suburbs of Paris has raised questions about current police conduct in France.

Poll finds French not so chauvinistic after all

Poll finds French not so chauvinistic after all

France's reputation for chauvinism took a hit on Thursday from an opinion poll that revealed that only 27 percent of its people think French culture is better than all others.

Marc Jacobs hit by theft of entire collection

Marc Jacobs hit by theft of entire collection

US fashion designer Marc Jacobs was forced on Thursday to cancel his European press day after his entire spring-summer collection was stolen en-route from Paris to London.

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Two dead in French retirement home blaze

Two people died and a dozen were injured early on Friday when a fire broke out in a retirement home at La Rochefoucauld in the Charente region of southwest France, officials said.