Man spends nine hours stuck in sewer

Man spends nine hours stuck in sewer

An unlucky man in the south-east town of Montmélian spent Saturday night with his head trapped in a sewer.

Rival catalogue uses nude man in ad

Rival catalogue uses nude man in ad

Days after mail order company La Redoute apologised for an errant nude man in the background of one of its catalogue pages, competitor 3 Suisses has used the same man to promote its own products.

Eurotunnel steps in to help SeaFrance

Eurotunnel steps in to help SeaFrance

Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel has said it is ready to help save troubled ferry company SeaFrance as it struggles to survive.

250 riot police on alert in Clermont-Ferrand

250 riot police on alert in Clermont-Ferrand

Around 30 cars were set on fire on Saturday night in Clermont Ferrand after tension over the arrest of a man on New Year's Eve continued to have repercussions around the city.

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Sarkozy closes gap on rival as French poll nears

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has closed the gap in voting intentions on his opposition Socialist rival Francois Hollande just four months before their election face-off, a new poll showed on Sunday.

Sarkozy and Merkel meet to heal rift in euro unity

Sarkozy and Merkel meet to heal rift in euro unity

The leaders of France and Germany hold the first major meeting of the year on the euro on Monday, as cracks emerge in the strategy to tackle the crisis and markets keep up the pressure on the debt-wracked zone.