French encouraged to improve English skills

French encouraged to improve English skills

A new website will be launched on Tuesday that gives French people of all ages and all language levels the chance to improve their English.

Trade deficit hits record high in 2011

Trade deficit hits record high in 2011

France's trade deficit with the rest of the world hit a record €69.6 billion ($91.3 billion) last year according to figures given by a minister in a newspaper interview.

Landlord puts all tenant’s belongings in the street

Landlord puts all tenant’s belongings in the street

A landlord took extreme measures when he changed the locks on his property and put all his tenant's belongings in the street, while the tenant was away travelling.

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France inaugurates first official Muslim cemetery

France inaugurated its first municipal Muslim cemetery in the city of Strasbourg on Monday, a move hailed by Islamic leaders as a step in recognising one of the country's largest minority groups.

Merkel backs Sarkozy in tough re-election battle

Merkel backs Sarkozy in tough re-election battle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel threw her weight behind French President Nicolas Sarkozy in his tough re-election battle on Monday, saying the two right-wingers were from the same "political family".