Tintin auction in Paris fetches €1.8 million

Tintin auction in Paris fetches €1.8 million

A Paris auction of items related to Hergé's comic book reporter Tintin, whose adventures have been adapted for the big screen by Steven Spielberg, fetched more than €1.8 million on Saturday.

Art thieves stung by FBI on trial in France

Art thieves stung by FBI on trial in France

Five art thieves arrested in an FBI sting operation went on trial on Monday for the brazen theft from a museum on the French Riviera of four paintings by Monet, Sisley and Brueghel.

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French boy killed in washing machine

Police in France have charged a 33-year-old father with murder after he allegedly killed his three-year-old son by stuffing him into a washing machine and turning it on.

Breast implants in focus after cancer death

Breast implants in focus after cancer death

Two women have developed serious illnesses after they received defective French-made silicone breast implants. Last week, a woman died from lymphatic cancer thought to have been contracted from her breast implants.

French favour voting rights for foreigners: poll

French favour voting rights for foreigners: poll

A clear majority of French people want to give non-EU foreigners the right to vote in local elections, a recent poll shows. The ruling right-wing party disagrees.

Protests as nuclear waste train reaches terminus

Protests as nuclear waste train reaches terminus

A rail convoy taking radioactive waste from a French reprocessing centre to storage in northern Germany completed the rail stage of its journey on Monday after days of fierce protests.

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Chase ends in tragedy as policeman shot

The life of a 37-year-old policeman is hanging in the balance after he was shot several times near the southern city of Marseille. A suspected burglar was also killed in the gunfight with police

Sarkozy party denies plot to ruin Strauss-Kahn

Sarkozy party denies plot to ruin Strauss-Kahn

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's party on Sunday rejected as "grotesque" suggestions that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was brought down by an elaborate plot to wreck his presidential ambitions.