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British security agent raped and murdered in Reunion

A British man working as a security agent on a merchant ship was raped and murdered on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, a judicial source said on Friday.

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France’s top credit rating at risk: Moody’s

An increase in French government borrowing costs, slowing growth and the eurozone debt crisis threatens the country's top credit rating, Moody's ratings agency warned on Monday, adding to market jitters.

Sarkozy narrows gap with main rival

Sarkozy narrows gap with main rival

Voters may be rewarding President Sarkozy for his very public efforts to save the euro over recent weeks, if a new poll is to be believed.

Nadal hits back at ‘stupid’ Noah accusations

Nadal hits back at ‘stupid’ Noah accusations

Claims by former French tennis champ Yannick Noah that Spanish sporting success is down to doping have been furiously attacked by Spain's Rafael Nadal.

Boar causes panic in French record store

Boar causes panic in French record store

Saturday morning shoppers in the southern city of Toulouse were sent flying when a wild boar charged through busy streets.

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US ‘modernist’ chef takes on Gallic gastronomes

A US mathematician who used to work for Microsoft is hoping to win over Gallic gastronomes, as he takes his "modernist" cooking methods to the home of traditional gourmet cuisine.

French blogger needles rich and powerful with knitted news

French blogger needles rich and powerful with knitted news

From a randy Dominique Strauss-Kahn to a diminutive Nicolas Sarkozy, a French blogger has become an internet hit by needling the rich and powerful with knitted dolls in sly recreations of the news.

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Exclusive school stunned by girl’s vicious murder

A 17-year-old boy at one of France’s most prestigious international private schools who confessed to the shocking killing of a 13-year-old fellow pupil is reported to have committed a similar attack just over a year ago.