France lags Germany and UK in corruption rankings

France lags Germany and UK in corruption rankings

A report on corruption in 183 countries has put France at 25th place, performing better than Italy and Spain but behind the UK and Germany.

Chinese snap up French vineyards

Chinese snap up French vineyards

Chinese buyers are showing increased interest not only in French wines but also in its vineyards and castles.

Benefits cut for families with truant kids

Benefits cut for families with truant kids

The education minister announced on Thursday that 160 families have had their welfare payments stopped as a result of their children continuing to play truant from school.

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Marseille: third fatal shooting in one week

French TV reported on Friday morning that score settling may be behind the third murder in five days in the southern city of Marseille.

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Louis Vuitton boss shrugs off financial gloom

Louis Vuitton chief executive Yves Carcelle said on Friday that the French luxury brand was ready to withstand financial turmoil, with demand for its products on the rise even amid global uncertainty.

Sarkozy: EU needs new treaty

Sarkozy: EU needs new treaty

France and Germany will push for a new European Union treaty to impose tough budgetary discipline on the debt-ravaged eurozone, President Nicolas Sarkozy declared ahead of a critical week for the euro.