Shock as dead body hits passenger

Shock as dead body hits passenger

Passengers watched in horror on Thursday when the body of a man struck by a train was sent flying into the air, hitting another passenger waiting on the station platform.

Understanding inheritance rules and tax in France
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Understanding inheritance rules and tax in France

Are you a British resident of France? Have you considered how living in France might affect what happens to your property when you die? Rupert Holderness of independent financial advisers Siddalls France explains the perils and pitfalls.

Royal anger over ‘face to slap’ headline

Royal anger over ‘face to slap’ headline

Socialist politician Ségolène Royal reacted angrily on Thursday to a magazine headline that named her as one of the "faces to slap" of 2011.

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Woman in coma after violent rape attack

A 29-year-old Paris woman is still in a coma on Friday after she was violently attacked by a rapist in her home who stabbed her nineteen times.

Phone operators plan for New Year text surge

Phone operators plan for New Year text surge

With New Year's Eve marking the biggest peak of SMS traffic of the year, French mobile operators have made plans to manage demand and avoid some of the problems experienced last year.

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Man in Afghan uniform kills French soldiers

A man dressed in Afghan army fatigues on Thursday shot dead two French soldiers in what appeared to be the latest attack by a member of the Afghan security forces on NATO troops.

Petrol sales limited to cut New Year car torchings

Petrol sales limited to cut New Year car torchings

Sales of petrol and other combustibles will be limited on New Year's Eve in a bid to curb what has become an annual tradition of revellers torching hundreds of cars, police said.