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Two injured after carnival machete attack

A family-friendly town carnival became violent when a man attacked two people with a machete.

Strauss-Kahn held for questioning over sex ring

Strauss-Kahn held for questioning over sex ring

French police detained former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn for questioning on Tuesday over allegations he took part in orgies in Paris and Washington paid for by a pair of businessmen.

Paris hotels post record year for reservations

Paris hotels post record year for reservations

The number of nights spent in Paris hotels hit a record in 2011, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau said on Monday, with a big jump in visits from China.

11 November adopted as remembrance day for all war dead

11 November adopted as remembrance day for all war dead

The French parliament approved a move on Monday for November 11th to become a day to remember all French war dead and not only those who died during the First World War.

Le Pen’s halal meat claims attacked

Le Pen’s halal meat claims attacked

On a visit to Paris' main meat market on Tuesday morning, President Sarkozy rejected the claims of far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen that all meat consumed in the Ile-de-France region is halal, without consumers being aware.

Racism returns to football terraces: police

Racism returns to football terraces: police

France's top two football divisions have witnessed an unwelcome upsurge in racist abuse from the terraces in the 2011-12 season to date, a police report released on Monday revealed.

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Coach driver charged with manslaughter

The driver of a British coach that crashed in northern France as it was taking schoolchildren home from a skiing trip was indicted on Monday for manslaughter, a prosecutor said.

Sarkozy campaign music recorded in Bulgaria

Sarkozy campaign music recorded in Bulgaria

A Bulgarian orchestra recorded the campaign anthem for French President Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election quest but musicians did not know whom they were working for, their manager said Monday.