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French TV reporter killed in Syria

Paris demanded an investigation on Wednesday after French television reporter Gilles Jacquier was killed in the Syrian city of Homs, a centre of opposition to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Museum anger at lingerie display

Museum anger at lingerie display

A publicity stunt by a French lingerie company in which three models stripped off and paraded around one of Paris' premier art galleries has not been welcomed by officials.

New entrant promises to shake up mobile market

New entrant promises to shake up mobile market

Broadband and telephone provider Free has announced plans to shake up the French mobile market by halving prices with its new service.

Smokers face fines for discarded butts

Smokers face fines for discarded butts

Smokers who toss their cigarette butts onto the street could face a fine of €35 ($45) under new plans unveiled by city authorities in Paris.

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Fitch reassures France on AAA rating

Ratings agency Fitch provided some relief to the French government on Tuesday when it said the country looked unlikely to be downgraded from its prized triple-A rating in 2012.

Spielberg shares storytelling secrets

Spielberg shares storytelling secrets

Steven Spielberg caught the filmmaking bug as a 12-year-old boy, and half a century on still goes "crazy" when he doesn't have a story to tell, he admitted to fans packing a masterclass in Paris on Monday night.

Record number of illegal immigrants expelled

Record number of illegal immigrants expelled

French Interior Minister Claude Guéant boasted on Tuesday that the country expelled a record number of illegal immigrants last year and vowed to significantly reduce legal immigration.