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Sarkozy vows to hike sales tax

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's government vowed on Tuesday to push through increases in sales tax to shift the burden of paying for social security from employers to consumers.

Sea France: Sarkozy backs workers’ rescue

Sea France: Sarkozy backs workers’ rescue

A French court on Tuesday delayed its decision on a worker cooperative's bid to rescue the ailing cross-Channel ferry business SeaFrance after President Nicolas Sarkozy made a surprise U-turn to back the takeover.

MasterChef winner loses children in house fire

MasterChef winner loses children in house fire

A fire at the home of the winner of television cooking competition MasterChef has claimed the lives of two of her six children.

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French tourist on murder charge in Australia

A 22-year old Frenchman backpacking around Australia has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed outside a nightclub on Christmas Day.

Socialist candidate tries to reignite campaign

Socialist candidate tries to reignite campaign

Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande relaunched his presidential bid on Tuesday with just over 100 days to go until the first round of voting on April 22nd.

French breast implant firm used fuel additive

French breast implant firm used fuel additive

French breast implant manufacturer PIP used a fuel additive in its now-banned implants which the company knew were defective as early as 2005, it was revealed on Monday.

Sarkozy ‘knew about’ arms commissions shell company: report

Sarkozy ‘knew about’ arms commissions shell company: report

President Nicolas Sarkozy knew about a shell company used to channel arms sales commissions in the 1990s, French media said on Monday, amid a probe into alleged illegal party funding in France.

Diet guru: give extra marks to slim students

Diet guru: give extra marks to slim students

Popular diet expert Pierre Dukan, whose books have sold millions around the world, has written an open letter to the future president of France with advice on how to curb the country's obesity problem.