France ‘has beaten deficit target’ – finance minister

France ‘has beaten deficit target’ – finance minister

French Finance Minister Francois Baroin confirmed on Tuesday that France had beat its public deficit target for last year, which will come in at 5.3 percent of GDP instead of 5.7 percent.

Sarkozy: Merkel won’t campaign for me

Sarkozy: Merkel won’t campaign for me

President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would visit France to "talk about Europe" with him but would not take direct part in the country's election campaign.

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Qaddafi ally ‘kept slaves’ at French country home

A Gaddafi loyalist is going on trial in the French town of Bourg-en-Bresse for allegedly keeping several African employees as modern slaves in her home in France.

Rampaging cow tramples visitors in field

Rampaging cow tramples visitors in field

A cow takes sudden dislike to owner, charges and wounds three people in a field in the south of France.

Ikea ‘spied’ on angry clients in France

Ikea ‘spied’ on angry clients in France

Furniture giant Ikea has been accused of spying on dissatisfied clients in France, following allegations that the Swedish company snooped on its French staff. Police have carried out a search at Ikea's French head office.