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16-year-old pupil held over teacher stabbing

A 16-year-old boy was being questioned by police on Thursday evening over the stabbing of a school teacher in the town of Provins, south-west of Paris.

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Actress found wandering naked in street

Le Parisien newspaper reported on Friday that the actress Laura Smet was found wandering naked on Friday morning in a chic part of Paris.

Eurovision entry leaks before official launch

Eurovision entry leaks before official launch

France's entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest leaked out on Thursday, despite attempts to keep it under wraps for an official unveiling on Sunday.

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Seven films in French ‘Oscars’ nominations

Nominations for the French equivalent of the Oscars, the Césars, were announced on Friday, with hot Oscar favourite 'The Artist' receiving fewer nominations than two other films.

Shakespeare mix-up for presidential candidate

Shakespeare mix-up for presidential candidate

French presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande mistakenly used a quote that came not from William Shakespeare but from a distant relative of the Bard, a British newspaper claimed on Thursday.

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Boy, 10, takes dad’s car after missing school bus

A 10-year-old boy was apprehended by police on Thursday after taking his father's car and trying to drive it to school when he missed the bus.

Disruption on Eurostar and Thalys trains

Disruption on Eurostar and Thalys trains

A strike on Belgian railways will mean no Thalys trains will run on the Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam-Cologne network on Monday.

Police treatment of minorities ‘shocking’: report

Police treatment of minorities ‘shocking’: report

French police use broad powers to conduct abusive identity checks on black and Arab young men and boys despite the absence of any evidence of wrongdoing, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Hollande vows new spending and tax rises

Hollande vows new spending and tax rises

Leading in opinion polls three months ahead of France's presidential election, Socialist candidate François Hollande unveiled a manifesto on Thursday focused on new spending and scrapping tax breaks.