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Sarkozy ahead in poll for first time

French President Nicolas Sarkozy would beat Socialist rival Francois Hollande in the first round of the presidential election in April, according to a survey published Tuesday, the first time the incumbent has been ahead in opinion polls.

France rapped by internet freedom report

France rapped by internet freedom report

France is the only European Union country to be placed "under surveillance" in a new report on internet freedom.

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Nine-year-old girl jumps from 15th floor

A nine-year-old girl died after jumping from the 15th floor of her apartment block.

Le Pen gets backing to stay in race

Le Pen gets backing to stay in race

French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has secured the backing of enough local government officials to run in the two-round presidential election, party sources said on Monday.

Secretary confesses to murdering her boss

Secretary confesses to murdering her boss

There are still plenty of unanswered questions after the secretary of a murdered 47-year-old company boss admitted to shooting him.

Olivier Martinez to wed Halle Berry

Olivier Martinez to wed Halle Berry

French actor Olivier Martinez has confirmed that he and Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry are engaged to marry, a report said.

Sarkozy denies Qaddafi funding allegations

Sarkozy denies Qaddafi funding allegations

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday slammed as "grotesque" accusations in a document published by a left-wing investigative website that his 2007 presidential campaign allegedly received funds from deposed Libyan strongman Moamer Qaddafi.

Battle to be the next French first lady

Battle to be the next French first lady

In May, the supermodel third wife of one French presidential candidate or the journalist girlfriend of the other will walk triumphantly into the Elysée.