Founder of famed Paris English bookshop dies

Founder of famed Paris English bookshop dies

George Whitman, the founder of the Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris – a famed writers' refuge and English-language literary hub in the French capital – died Wednesday aged 98, the shop said.

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Old people’s home fire kills six

A fire that broke out in an old people's home in the southern French city of Marseille on Wednesday killed six people, police said in a statement.

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Crédit Agricole to slash jobs

French banking group Crédit Agricole is to cut 2,350 jobs around the world, including 850 positions in France, mainly at its Cacib investment bank, the Force Ouvrière (FO) union said on Wednesday.

Renault heirs sue France for nationalizing company

Renault heirs sue France for nationalizing company

The heirs of auto magnate Louis Renault are suing the French state over the nationalisation of his company in the aftermath of World War II. Historians today disagree about the extent of Renault’s collaboration with the Nazis.

Rail worker forced to bury dead colleague’s remains

Rail worker forced to bury dead colleague’s remains

Pascal Prou, a rail worker who was forced to bury the remains of a colleague, reaches a settlement deal with the rail company SNCF. He will receive €45,000 in compensation.

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The French really do hate their in-laws: report

85 percent of the French prefer to spend Christmas with their own family rather than with their spouse’s relatives, a recent report reveals. Is war brewing under the mistletoe?