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France closes Syria embassy after crackdown

France is to close its Damascus embassy on Tuesday, the foreign ministry said, after President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the move to protest the Syrian regime's bloody crackdown on demonstrators.

Man ‘severed love rival’s penis with razorblade’

Man ‘severed love rival’s penis with razorblade’

A Frenchman goes on trial Thursday for cutting his girlfriend's lover's penis off and flushing it down the toilet.

Weather leaves Eurostar passengers stranded

Weather leaves Eurostar passengers stranded

Around 200 rail passengers stranded by harsh weather sweeping northern France were forced to spend the night in trains at Paris's Gare du Nord station, sleeping in heated carriages.

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French children, 10, read slave rape scenes

A Paris teacher has come under fire for reading a book on slavery and sexual abuse to ten-year-old pupils. Parents say they are consdering legal action.

Honeymooning hubby realises wife is prostitute

Honeymooning hubby realises wife is prostitute

Three weeks after tying the knot, a 57-year-old man discovered his wife is a prostitute on the internet. A court in the southern town of Nimes has annuled the marriage after a long legal battle.

Fillon: scrap halal and kosher slaughter

Fillon: scrap halal and kosher slaughter

French Prime Minister François Fillon has called on French Jews and Muslims to change their eating habits and scrap halal and kosher slaughter rules.