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France probes Nazi-themed party attended by British MP

French prosecutors said on Thursday they had opened an investigation into a Nazi-themed party attended by British MP Aidan Burley that led to him losing his post as a parliamentary aide.

Chinese wines beat French at own game

Chinese wines beat French at own game

French wine growers had their finely trained noses put out of joint when they were trounced by a group of Chinese wines in a blind tasting.

Top attractions struggle with success

Top attractions struggle with success

2011 was a record year for visitors to some of Paris’ top tourist spots, but increasing tourist numbers are putting strains on some of the city’s finest attractions.

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Speeding prince loses licence

The son of princess Caroline of Monaco, Andrea Casiraghi, had his driving licence confiscated after police reportedly spotted him driving at 200 kilometres per hour on a French motorway.

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Police sent in to ease holiday airport strike

France on Thursday deployed police to Paris's main Charles de Gaulle airport to ensure a strike by security workers does not hamper holiday travel, the interior ministry said.

Beckham prospect divides politicians

Beckham prospect divides politicians

Before a deal has even been signed, reports that English football star David Beckham is set to join football giants Paris Saint Germain has unleashed a wave of comment.