French ministers step up Brit-bashing

French ministers step up Brit-bashing

France fuelled a cross-Channel row on Friday, describing the state of Britain's economy as "very worrying" as the press in London reacted with fury to French calls for British debt to be downgraded.

€30,000 charge for car parked for 3 years

€30,000 charge for car parked for 3 years

A French driver who left his car in a car lot in Luxembourg faces a €30,000 bill if he wants to get his car back.

Sarko’s palace ‘illegally ripped Ben Stiller film’

Sarko’s palace ‘illegally ripped Ben Stiller film’

The French presidential palace is accused of illegally downloading copyrighted material.  A 21-year-old IT student says he has traced IP addresses used to illegally download material all the way back to the Elysée Palace.

Paris airport security staff go on strike

Paris airport security staff go on strike

Travellers face long queues at the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on Friday as security officers go on strike for 24 hours. Airport authorities however say flights should leave on time.

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Baroin joins French Brit-bashing chorus

French Finance Minister François Baroin raised concerns about the state of the British economy on Friday and said France was in better shape.

Carlos the Jackal gets life sentence

Carlos the Jackal gets life sentence

A French court sentenced the notorious Venezuelan militant known as Carlos the Jackal to life in prison on Thursday, with a minimum of 18 years before parole, for four deadly attacks in France in the 1980s.

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UK papers lay into French bank chief

Calls by France's central bank chief and prime minister to have Britain's credit rating downgraded were Friday branded as "outrageous" and "ignorant" by an angry British press.

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Grounded tanker leaks oil off Brittany coast

A cargo ship ran aground and spilled oil into the sea off the coast of France's northwestern region of Brittany early on Friday as a storm battered the region, officials said.