Free chicks for French village people

Free chicks for French village people

A village in northwestern France has come up with an innovative way to cut back on local rubbish production – offering each home two free chickens to consume organic waste.

French reveal loathing for ‘violent’ suburban youth

French reveal loathing for ‘violent’ suburban youth

Nearly 60 percent of the French say they distrust youth from the 'banlieues', France's impoverished, immigrant-dominated suburbs, according to a new survey that has laid bare the country's divisions.

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France ‘to blame for euro woes’

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Wednesday said the root of Europe's debt woes lay partly in the irresponsible parenting of Germany and France during the bloc's infancy.

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DSK courtroom carousel moves back to US

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, mired in legal trouble in his native France, faces new courtroom worries across the Atlantic on Wednesday, with the first hearing in a US civil suit.

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Court to rule on Guerlain ‘negro’ comment

A Paris court was to decide Thursday whether Jean-Paul Guerlain, for decades the "nose" behind the world-famous perfume brand, was being racist when he said that he "worked like a negro."