Record year for French wine and spirits exports

Record year for French wine and spirits exports

France set a record for its wine and spirits exports with more than €10 billion in 2011, a 10.5 percent annual increase, the Federation of Wine and Spirits Exporters said on Tuesday.

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Police turn to France, Facebook in Norway gunman probe

Norwegian police have requested assistance from France and Facebook to cast light on the personality of the man who killed 77 people in twin attacks last July, the police prosecutor in charge of the probe said Tuesday.

Former Air France boss in cheap ticket row

Former Air France boss in cheap ticket row

The former head of Air France sparked outrage when it was revealed that he and his wife were about to fly to Mauritius in business class for just €24 ($30).

Le Pen still at risk of not being able to stand

Le Pen still at risk of not being able to stand

Far-right Front National candidate Marine Le Pen is taking her battle over France's election rules to the country's highest court this week as she claimed still to be short of meeting requirements to stand in upcoming presidential elections.

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Moody’s threatens France with downgrade

The largest ratings agency, Moody's, threatened to follow its rival Standard & Poor's by downgrading France from its triple-A rating, along with the UK and Austria.

Sarkozy to confirm re-election bid on TV

Sarkozy to confirm re-election bid on TV

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to announce his bid for re-election on Wednesday, setting the stage for what he hopes will be a dramatic comeback against his poll-leading Socialist rival.