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Police brutality row after man dies in custody

30-year-old Wissam El-Yamni, who had been in a coma since his arrest on New Year’s Eve in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, has died. An investigation into whether the police used excessive force during his arrest has been opened.

French economy flatlining – new figures

French economy flatlining – new figures

The French economy was flat in the last three months of 2011, the Bank of France said Tuesday, confirming an earlier estimate amid concerns the eurozone debt crisis could spark a recession.

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Muslim bride sues after order to remove veil

A newly-wed Muslim couple are suing the mayor of Lyon after a local official insisted the bride remove her veil at the town hall wedding ceremony.

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Angry cuckold bites back with flyer campaign

A man in his forties who discovered his wife was having an affair with another man launched a campaign exposing her betrayal to take revenge.

French stalker told ‘keep away from Kirsten Dunst’

French stalker told ‘keep away from Kirsten Dunst’

A US judge has extended for three years a restraining order against a French fan of Kirsten Dunst, saying he must keep away and not contact the US actress or her mother.

Cantona takes shot at French presidency

Cantona takes shot at French presidency

 

Footballer-turned-actor Eric Cantona, after failing in a quixotic bid to destroy global banking, is lining up a long-odds shot at the French presidency, according to a report Tuesday.