France limbers up for baby-making week

France limbers up for baby-making week

A curious increase in the number of babies born in September has led experts to conclude that the New Year festivities and the days surrounding them are when French people are most likely to conceive.

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Muslim war graves attacked

Thirty war graves of Muslim soldiers who fought in World War I have been attacked and defaced in the southern city of Carcassonne.

Unemployment hits twelve-year high

Unemployment hits twelve-year high

The number of out of work people in France rose to its highest level since November 1999, according to figures released on Monday.

French breast implant maker faced US lawsuits

French breast implant maker faced US lawsuits

Breast implants made by troubled French firm PIP have been at the heart of multiple lawsuits in the United States, where they were sold up until 2000, documents filed with the US government show.

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Unions agree to end airport security strike

French unions agreed a deal on Monday which should end an 11-day strike by airport security staff that stretched over the busy Christmas holiday but had little or no effect on traffic.

France 5th largest economy while UK slips

France 5th largest economy while UK slips

There was comfort for France on Monday when a respected economics body said it had held onto its position as the fifth largest economy, while long-standing cross-channel rival Britain slipped to seventh.