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Crédit Agricole pumps cash into Greek subsidiary

Greece's Emporiki Bank on Wednesday said it had received a €2 billion ($2.6-billion) injection from its French parent group Crédit Agricole to "fortify" its position during a state debt writedown.

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Row after Hollande calls Sarko ‘dirty guy’

Supporters of France's President Nicolas Sarkozy demanded that his main opponent in his re-election battle apologise Wednesday after he reportedly insulted him at a lunch for political journalists.

Champs-Elysées fails to shine in global survey

Champs-Elysées fails to shine in global survey

A ranking of the top 30 shopping streets in the world has placed Paris' Avenue des Champs-Elysées in 16th place, blaming unfriendly sales assistants for the disappointing position.

McDonald’s forced to make €250,000 overtime payment

McDonald’s forced to make €250,000 overtime payment

A French employment tribunal has awarded a former employee of fast food chain McDonald's a quarter of a million euros ($326,000) in overtime and holiday payments.

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Nuclear watchdog urges safety boost

A French watchdog on Tuesday called for the country's nuclear plants to beef up safety following the Fukushima disaster under a programme it estimated would cost tens of billions of euros.

Beckham decides against Paris move

Beckham decides against Paris move

The long-running soap opera over whether footballer David Beckham will play for Paris' PSG team has ended with the former England captain rejecting a move to the French capital.

Greenpeace accuses nuclear group of spying

Greenpeace accuses nuclear group of spying

Greenpeace on Tuesday said it had filed a criminal complaint against French nuclear giant Areva which it suspects of having spied on the environmental group.

 

Cinema attendance hits 45 year record

Cinema attendance hits 45 year record

Boosted by a string of homegrown hits, the French box office scored its best attendance numbers in 45 years in 2011 with 215.6 million entries, the CNC national cinema body said on Tuesday.