Moving made easy: Top tips for your international move

Moving made easy: Top tips for your international move

Moving from one country to another is hard work and stressful. Hiring a good removal company is your first step. Here are a few more tips for making the move as easy as possible.

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One in six French people lives in poverty

Over 11 million people in France - or more than one in six of the population, live in poverty and social exclusion, a report published on Friday claims. Poverty has increased sharply since 2004 and even some people in work earn so little that they are classed as poor.

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French shop staff kidnap boss for seven hours

Employees of French music and film store chain Fnac held one of their bosses hostage for seven hours on Thursday. They say talks over increasing pay and improving work conditions were going nowhere.

French lefties love ‘backdoor sex’ – study

French lefties love ‘backdoor sex’ – study

Rightwing voters have a "more stable" and "less intense" sex life than leftwing voters, with lefties more likely to have indulged in practices such as anal sex. That’s according to a recent poll on politics and sex in France. 

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French police swoop on ‘Islamic extremists’

French police arrested about 20 suspected Islamists in dawn raids on Friday, most of them in the hometown of an extremist who was shot dead by police last week after a killing spree.

France attacks ‘a little’ like 9/11: Sarkozy

France attacks ‘a little’ like 9/11: Sarkozy

President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday that France was shaken by an Islamist gunman's shootings in and around Toulouse, likening the trauma from the murders to that of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

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France beats deficit target

France beat its public deficit target for 2011, which came in at 5.2 percent of GDP, official statistics institute INSEE said Friday, instead of the 5.7 percent forecast in the budget.