Merkel ‘will work with’ winner of French vote

Merkel ‘will work with’ winner of French vote

Germany will form a reliable working relationship with the next French president, whoever that may be after the May 6 run-off election, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday.

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Sarkozy sorry over ‘rottweiler’ jibe

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has condemned a rightwing lawmaker who insulted the partner of Socialist candidate Francois Hollande. He referred to Valerie Trierweiler as "Rottweiler".

Fox steals 38 boules balls

Fox steals 38 boules balls

Pétanque player Patrick Cazes discovered a fox was stealing his boules after installing a infra-red camera on his bowling pitch.

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Street closed after 14th birthday party goes viral

A 14-year-old boy has 50,000 guests signed up to attend his birthday party near the central town of Clermont-Ferrand after his event page went viral on Facebook.

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Hollande: Germany alone can’t decide on euro pact

The Socialist frontrunner in France's presidential race said Thursday it would be possible to renegotiate a eurozone fiscal pact to include growth measures despite Germany's misgivings.

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Economist: Hollande is a dangerous man

Francois Hollande's election to the French presidency will be bad for his country and Europe, Britain's influential The Economist weekly said, calling the front-running Socialist a "dangerous" man.