National cycle plan to get France pedalling

National cycle plan to get France pedalling

French transport minister Thierry Mariani will unveil a national cycling strategy on Thursday to encourage the French to spend more time on their bicycles.

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Police arrest boss of breast implant company

French police arrested Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of the breast implant company PIP at the centre of an international health scare, police said Thursday.

Comic book festival opens in Angoulême

Comic book festival opens in Angoulême

Comic enthusiasts are gathering in the western city of Angoulême for the 39th international festival of comics which starts on Thursday.

 

Socialist campaign video mocked online

Socialist campaign video mocked online

A bizarre campaign video released by the Socialist party to support its presidential candidate has quickly become the butt of online jokes.

Jobless rate up again in December

Jobless rate up again in December

Unemployment rose in December to its highest level since November 1999 with the number of registered jobseekers up by 29,700 to reach 2.87 million.

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Sarkozy’s son leaves Ukraine after hospital stay

The eldest son of President Nicolas Sarkozy left Ukraine on Wednesday after spending a day in hospital with apparent food poisoning, officials said.

Airbus says A380 wing cracks pose no danger

Airbus says A380 wing cracks pose no danger

Tiny cracks discovered in the wings of Airbus superjumbo A380 planes can be easily repaired and pose no danger, the aircraft's manufacturer said on Wednesday.