Sarkozy seeks support for euro plan

Sarkozy seeks support for euro plan

France and Germany drummed up support for their plan to fix the eurozone Thursday as European leaders geared up for a last chance summit to save the debt-laden currency union from collapse.

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Chinese agency cuts France’s credit rating

Chinese rating agency Dagong said Thursday it had cut its sovereign credit rating for France as the deepening eurozone debt crisis hurts economic growth and threatens Paris's solvency.

‘Europe could unravel’ warns French minister

‘Europe could unravel’ warns French minister

The European single currency could break up and Europe itself unravel if political leaders fail to tackle the region's debt crisis, France's minister for European affairs warned on Thursday.

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Populist politician’s son: my brother raped me

A French high court has overturned the dismissal of a rape lawsuit brought by the son of a far right leader against his own brother. The son of MEP Philippe de Villiers accuses his brother of abusing him during their childhood.

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Parents release teachers after hostage taking

A group of dissatisfied parents have released several teachers they were holding captive inside a Catholic school in the south of France. They accused one of the teachers of incompetence and wanted him fired.

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Votes for foreigners spark debate in France

The French Senate is to debate extending voting rights to foreigners on Thursday. The Socialist Party, which controls the Senate, wants to allow non-EU citizens to vote in local elections.