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Sarkozy chases far-right vote despite cool le Pen

Nicolas Sarkozy went gunning on Monday for more than six million far-right votes in a bid to catch up with Socialist Francois Hollande who took the lead in round one of the French presidential election.

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Fake doctor accosts 98-year-old

A 98-year-old woman was accosted by a man posing as a doctor in her retirement home in Bagneux, south of Paris.

The French: living longer but more worn out

The French: living longer but more worn out

A new survey has found that the French are champions of longevity in Europe, but their quality of life deteriorates more quickly than that of other Europeans.

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Boy, 14, held in cellar for €150 ransom

A 14-year-old boy was kidnapped overnight the Pontoise area of Ile de France, North West of Paris – for a €150 ransom.

More French feel its time to save

More French feel its time to save

French consumer confidence was stable in April, but the number of those who feel it is the time to save jumped higher, data released on Tuesday by the national statistics office showed.

Romney gets nostalgic for his Paris years

Romney gets nostalgic for his Paris years

White House hopeful Mitt Romney got a bit wistful Monday while on the campaign trail as he recalled time spent with his wife in "magnificent" Paris, where he hopes to enjoy more vacation time.

DSK: New York court to rule on maid’s lawsuit

DSK: New York court to rule on maid’s lawsuit

A New York judge is expected to rule on Friday whether disgraced French politician and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will face a civil lawsuit filed by a hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault.