Merkel defends support for Sarkozy

Merkel defends support for Sarkozy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman on Monday defended her support for French President Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election, arguing his Socialist rival had also come to Berlin to back the German opposition.

France grudgingly accepts Putin victory

France grudgingly accepts Putin victory

France gave a cool reaction Monday to Vladimir Putin's return to the Russian presidency, but accepted that his controversial election victory was not in doubt.

Burton escapes ‘horrible’ UK press for Paris

Burton escapes ‘horrible’ UK press for Paris

When time came to bring a travelling exhibit on his life's work to Europe, Tim Burton had no qualms about choosing Paris over his adoptive home city London – and its "horrible" press.

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Retiree shoots wife and 103-year-old aunt

A sixty-eight-year-old retired police captain shot his wife and 103-year-old aunt before committing suicide in the small town Biot on the Riviera.

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Bonjour, cousin: Sarkozy and Hollande ‘related’

A geneologist claims French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist rival François Hollande descend from the same 17th century peasant.

Sexualized French girls ‘turning into Lolitas’

Sexualized French girls ‘turning into Lolitas’

French schoolgirls as young as eight wear padded bras, high heels or take make-up bags to school, it has been claimed. Now an parliamentary report has proposed putting a stop to the sexualization of young girls.