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84-year-old granny chases off burglar

An 84-year-old French retiree who discovered a burglar in her home, chased him away after ripping his t-shirt.

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Dati’s brother jailed for beating ex-girlfriend

The brother of France’s former justice minister Rachida Dati has been handed a two-year prison sentence for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Dati rose to fame as the first politician of North African origin to hold a senior cabinet post in France.

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Christians throw dog poo at theatre director

Fundamentalist Christians threw dog dirt in the face of a top theatre boss in Nancy on Thursday, in protest against a controversial play on religion. 

Sarkozy in mosque visit after halal row

Sarkozy in mosque visit after halal row

President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Paris's main mosque on Wednesday, a week after a row over halal and kosher slaughter led France's Muslims and Jews to complain they were being used as pawns in the presidential election.

French spies to stage labour protest

French spies to stage labour protest

The main union representing French domestic intelligence officers, those charged with counter-espionage and anti-terror investigations, called Wednesday on its members to stage a protest.

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Sarkozy in new ‘Twitter tax’ threat

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday he wants "Internet giants" to pay tax in France, shortly before he was due to meet the founder of the micro-blogging site Twitter.