France shrugs off downgrade with successful bond sale

France shrugs off downgrade with successful bond sale

France and Spain successfully raised funds at lower rates on the markets despite a raft of eurozone credit downgrades, while Greece got the prospect of more rescue loans from the IMF.

 

TV chef breaks silence after children’s deaths

TV chef breaks silence after children’s deaths

Anne Alassane, who won popular TV cooking show MasterChef in 2010, has spoken for the first time about the fire that took the lives of two of her children.

Campaign shows ‘blind’ politicians with rivals

Campaign shows ‘blind’ politicians with rivals

A new campaign from France's leading organisation for the visually-impaired uses well-known politicians being guided by their equally well-known rivals.

Shorter stays in hospital after childbirth

Shorter stays in hospital after childbirth

A combination of budget cuts and demands from mothers could see the time women spend in maternity wards cut in France.

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Suspect in murder waits for Ireland decision

A British man wanted in France over the murder of the wife of a French filmmaker in Ireland will have to wait to learn if he faces extradition after his appeal hearing ended on Wednesday.

Job summit ends with €429 spending plans

Job summit ends with €429 spending plans

A four-hour crisis jobs summit chaired by President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday ended with a series of measures as well as plenty of criticism.