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Sarko junior flown home on presidential jet

One of President Sarkozy's sons was allegedly flown home from Ukraine at the expense of the French taxpayer after he had a bout of food poisoning.

Protection stepped up for Green candidate after bullet sent in post

Protection stepped up for Green candidate after bullet sent in post

Police protection for presidential Green candidate Eva Joly has been stepped up after she received a threatening letter containing a bullet.

Former minister denies affair with actor

Former minister denies affair with actor

The outspoken former justice minister, Rachida Dati, has denied she is in a relationship with the French actor Vincent Lindon after a weekly gossip magazine published photos of them together.

Teacher, 53, urged to take stripper job

Teacher, 53, urged to take stripper job

A 53-year-old former teacher was less than thrilled to receive an email from Pôle Emploi, the French government-run jobs agency, proposing a position stripping in a local nightclub.

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Watchdog bans ‘misleading’ L’Oréal ad

British regulators banned a magazine advert for an anti-ageing moisturiser by French cosmetics company L'Oréal on Wednesday after upholding a complaint that the image of the model, actress Rachel Weisz, was misleading.

India selects Dassault for major jet deal

India selects Dassault for major jet deal

India has selected the French firm Dassault over the Eurofighter consortium as the preferred bidder for 126 fighter jets in a major contract estimated to be worth $12 billion (€9 billion).

France seeks answers on journalist death

France seeks answers on journalist death

Foreign minister Alain Juppé pressed Syrian authorities on Tuesday to shed light on the death of French television reporter Gilles Jacquier, who was killed as he covered the country's 10-month-old uprising.