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French breast implant scare: women told ‘don’t panic’

European authorities sought to head off panic Wednesday over hundreds of thousands of French-made breast implants at the centre of a health scare, saying there was no proof of a link to cancer.

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Furious Turks lobby France over genocide law

Turkey is increasing pressure on France on all fronts as French lawmakers prepare to debate a draft law making it a criminal offence to deny the Armenian genocide on Thursday.

Top chef trains up women from disadvantaged suburb

Top chef trains up women from disadvantaged suburb

Twelve women from the Paris suburb of Sarcelles have been awarded cooking qualifications in a scheme sponsored by Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse.

‘Miracle’ if France keeps AAA: regulator

‘Miracle’ if France keeps AAA: regulator

It would be a miracle for France to retain its triple-A credit rating, threatened by the eurozone debt crisis, the head of its main market regulator said on Tuesday.

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Baby found dead in family freezer

A 35-year old woman has been arrested after the discovery of a two month old baby in a freezer.

Italian fizz overtakes champagne

Italian fizz overtakes champagne

Italian makers of sparkling spumante have claimed victory over their French champagne rivals in a battle of the bubblies.

Beckham to PSG: reports denied

Beckham to PSG: reports denied

A report that former England captain David Beckham had agreed to sign for French Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain is not true, a spokesperson for the football star told AFP on Tuesday.

Plan to deploy police at strike-hit airports

Plan to deploy police at strike-hit airports

The government threatened to deploy police officers at airports in place of striking security workers, during the busy holiday season, as their action continued for a fifth day.