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Renault to launch €2,500 car: report

Renault is set to embark on a project to build an ultra-economic car costing just €2,500 euros ($3,375), a French business newspaper reported.

Legendary Harry’s Bar marks 100 years of cocktails in Paris

Legendary Harry’s Bar marks 100 years of cocktails in Paris

Favourite of Ernest Hemingway, birthplace of the Bloody Mary, haunt of generations of expat Americans in Paris -- there are few watering holes that can boast the legacy of Harry's New York Bar.

French court approves Noriega’s extradition

French court approves Noriega’s extradition

A French appeals court ruled Wednesday that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega could be extradited to his homeland to serve time for crimes committed during his iron-fisted rule in the 1980s.

Presidential hopefuls hunt for sponsors

Presidential hopefuls hunt for sponsors

The three-day meeting of France's mayors in Paris this week has been besieged by candidates from some of the smaller parties who are hoping to stand in next year's presidential elections.

French government retreats on sick leave

French government retreats on sick leave

Prime minister François Fillon announced on Tuesday that plans to increase unpaid sick leave for private sector workers would be scrapped.

French reminded to get rid of their francs

French reminded to get rid of their francs

As the euro crisis continues, French people are being warned they only have less than three months to hand in notes from their old currency, the French franc, if they want to be reimbursed.

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Protests as nuclear train heads to Germany

A train carrying nuclear waste will be met by protestors when it leaves the northern town of Valognes on Wednesday as it heads to a storage facility in Gorleben in Germany.

Strauss-Kahn sues media and Sarkozy aide

Strauss-Kahn sues media and Sarkozy aide

Disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his heiress wife are suing a top aide of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and several papers for invasion of their privacy, their lawyers said Tuesday.

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‘Bongo funded Sarkozy campaign’: aide

Gabon's late president Omar Bongo funded Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign, a former senior Gabonese official said, in a book to be published in France this week.