French politicians fall in love with tweeting

French politicians fall in love with tweeting

Politicians in France are getting increasingly competitive about their use of Twitter, the social network messaging site, and the number of followers they can attract.

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French ‘Madoff’ held over fraud charges

A 54-year old married woman in a picturesque French village is alleged to have tricked family, friends, neighbours and even her husband's work colleagues into parting with millions of euros.

SNCF to hike train prices in January

SNCF to hike train prices in January

Passenger groups have expressed dismay at news that state-owned train operator SNCF will put its prices up by an average of 3.2 percent from January.

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EDF reaches deal to take over Italy’s Edison

French electricity giant EDF said on Tuesday it had reached a new agreement with Italian shareholders in Edison to take majority control of Italy's second biggest power company.

French graffiti artist fined in US

French graffiti artist fined in US

A French graffiti artist accused of tagging trains in Boston and New York paid a fine of $2,500 (€1,900) to avoid a trial on vandalism charges in one case, Massachusetts prosecutors said on Tuesday.

2011 hottest year in France since 1900

2011 hottest year in France since 1900

This year was the hottest in France since the start of the 20th century, national weather service Météo France said on Tuesday, with average national temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than the norm.