40,000 people HIV positive without knowing

40,000 people HIV positive without knowing

Up to 40,000 people in France could be HIV positive but are not aware of their condition, according to a report from the Saint-Antoine hospital in Paris.

Former French first lady Danielle Mitterrand dies

Former French first lady Danielle Mitterrand dies

Danielle Mitterrand, the widow of former French president François Mitterrand, died early on Tuesday, political sources said. She was 87.

Pupil murder sparks calls for tougher youth justice

Pupil murder sparks calls for tougher youth justice

The brutal murder of a 13-year-old schoolgirl by a fellow pupil who raped another schoolgirl in a different school a year earlier has shocked France and led to calls for new measures to deal with youth delinquents.

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Firemen set fire to boss’s car

A group of firefighters more used to putting out fires decided to switch roles when they smashed the windows of their boss's car and set it alight on Monday.

Areva to slash at least 2,700 jobs: sources

Areva to slash at least 2,700 jobs: sources

France's nuclear giant Areva will cut at least 2,700 jobs and slash planned investments by 40 percent to generate at least €500 million ($674 million) in savings per year by 2013, sources told AFP on Monday.

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France urges new Iran sanctions

France on Monday called on its international partners to impose a freeze of Iran's central bank assets and an oil embargo to persuade Tehran to scrap its nuclear programme.