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French filth auction raises over half a million

From saucy statues to art-house nude photography and sexy walking sticks, close to 900 naughty knick-knacks were snapped up for over half a million euros at a major auction of erotica in Paris on Monday.

Croissant robber terrorizes Paris bakeries

Croissant robber terrorizes Paris bakeries

French police said on Tuesday they were on the hunt for a man in his forties who has held up a series of bakeries in Paris suburbs to steal croissants and other baked goods.

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Film company collapse threatens French films

The bankruptcy of a French film production company could threaten the release of 36 films, including the latest in the Astérix series starring Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve.

Order to remove breast implants: report

Order to remove breast implants: report

Daily newspaper Libération reported on Tuesday that 30,000 women will be ordered to have their faulty breast implants removed.

Sprinter named athlete of the year

Sprinter named athlete of the year

Sprinter Christophe Lemaitre has won the athlete of the year title for the second year running.

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Santa arrested over gun threat

A French Santa spent several hours in custody after threatening a Christmas tree seller who set up shop next to his grotto.

France’s Coeuré appointed to ECB board

France’s Coeuré appointed to ECB board

France's Benoît Coeuré was officially appointed to join the executive board of the European Central Bank, stepping into the shoes of Italy's Lorenzo Bini Smaghi from January 1st, the European Union announced.

Mediators appointed as strike spreads

Mediators appointed as strike spreads

A strike by airport security staff entered its fifth day on Tuesday with action spreading to other airports including Nice, the country's third busiest airport.