France: UK jet change ‘threatens carrier deal’

France: UK jet change ‘threatens carrier deal’

France said Friday it regretted Britain's decision to reverse its choice of fighter jets for future aircraft carriers, with the result that French warplanes will no longer be able to use the ships.

Eurotunnel offers to buy SeaFrance

Eurotunnel offers to buy SeaFrance

Eurotunnel, the operator of the Channel tunnel between Britain and France, is offering to buy all assets of liquidated ferry company SeaFrance for €65 million, a lawyer said on Thursday.

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Hollande-Merkel meeting: no decisions expected

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks on the eurozone crisis with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin on Tuesday after his inauguration, her spokesman said.

Hollande’s wealth: less bling than Sarkozy

Hollande’s wealth: less bling than Sarkozy

President-elect Francois Hollande does not own a car or shares, but is still far from the breadline, according to his new wealth declaration.

Germany: Europe’s fiscal deal ‘still stands’

Germany: Europe’s fiscal deal ‘still stands’

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Friday warned that new elections did not invalidate European Union's deal on tighter fiscal policy.

Germany: Europe’s fiscal deal ‘still stands’

Germany: Europe’s fiscal deal ‘still stands’

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Friday warned that new elections did not invalidate European Union's deal on tighter fiscal policy.

‘Spiderman’ climbs France’s tallest building

‘Spiderman’ climbs France’s tallest building

Video: A climber dubbed the French Spiderman has successfully scaled the tallest skyscrapper in France. 

School supervisor, 50, fired for jacuzzi rap video

School supervisor, 50, fired for jacuzzi rap video

A 50-year-old school supervisor who was dismissed after she took part in a rap video clip about older women who date younger men. The woman is taking her employer, a Catholic school near Cannes, to court. 

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Thirteen firemen detained in gang rape inquiry

Thirteen firefighters have been detained after a younger recruit alleges he was raped by colleagues in a packed bus.