France calls for EU nuclear power subsidies

France calls for EU nuclear power subsidies

Britain, the Czech Republic, France and Poland are calling for nuclear power to receive similar subsidies from the EU as wind and solar energy, a German newspaper said Friday.

Baboons ‘recognize written words’

Baboons ‘recognize written words’

Baboons can recognize scores of written words, a feat that raises intriguing questions about how we learn to read, scientists reported on Thursday.

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Son kept dead mum’s body in cellar for a year

A 23-year-old man has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital after police discovered he had kept the corpse of his dead mother in the cellar for a year. 

Doherty: I had affair with Charlotte Gainsbourg

Doherty: I had affair with Charlotte Gainsbourg

The notorious former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty says he enjoyed a brief romance with singer Charlotte Gainsbourg after they worked on a movie together.

 

Hollande’s rap video goes viral

Hollande’s rap video goes viral

French presidential campaigns are often conservative affairs, but a new campaign video shows Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande hanging with youths in the French banlieues to the rap track "Niggas in Paris" by Jay-Z and Kanye West. 

 

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Assad ‘insincere’ about ceasefire – Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday that he did not believe in the sincerity of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, nor in the UN-backed ceasefire aimed at halting 13 months of bloodshed.

Sarkozy lashes out at Financial Times

Sarkozy lashes out at Financial Times

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in the midst of a re-election campaign, has taken aim at the British Financial Times daily, accusing it of blindly supporting the "Anglo-Saxon model" of economics.