Gambler: state should stop me playing poker

Gambler: state should stop me playing poker

A French gambling addict is suing the government for €100,000 because it failed to prevent him from accessing online poker sites, his lawyer said on Monday.

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Brits ‘won’t be forced out of single market’

French President Nicolas Sarkozy admitted on Monday that the European Union was now a two-speed alliance but insisted that Britain would not be forced out of the bloc's single market.

Sarkozy plays down effect of AAA loss

Sarkozy plays down effect of AAA loss

President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared on Monday to accept that France is facing a downgrade of its triple-A credit rating, when he declared that he would overcome this challenge to his policy.

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Brit faces third French trial over wife’s death

A Briton jailed for killing his wife and dumping her body in a lake in France insisted he was innocent on Monday as his third trial in the case opened.

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Girl hurt as women’s football match turns to brawl

A 17-year-old football player was beaten up during a football match in Paris on Saturday. Her coach has said he now plans to quit because of violence in the game.

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Farmer sues Monsanto after inhaling weedkiller

Farmer Paul François is suing US biotech giant Monsanto after he inhaled weedkiller Lasso at work. The trial opens in the French city of Lyon on Monday.

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French PM outed as secret tweeter

Prime Minister François Fillon was secretly tweeting under the pseudonym fdebeauce. He is suspected of having opened an account to spy on other politicians.

Hollande: I’ll tear up EU fiscal pact

Hollande: I’ll tear up EU fiscal pact

French Socialist flag-bearer Francois Hollande, the opposition candidate seen as favourite to unseat President Nicolas Sarkozy in May, said Monday he would renegotiate last week's EU fiscal pact.