Feisty jewellery shop owner overpowers robber

Feisty jewellery shop owner overpowers robber

A Parisian jewellery shop proprietor was not in the mood for any nonsense on Tuesday when a robber wielding a Taser gun burst into her upmarket store.

Last French producer of berets saved

Last French producer of berets saved

The last remaining manufacturer of the staple of French headwear, the beret, has been saved.

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Creche dramas: one baby locked in while another toddler escapes

Procedures at two French child care centres are being investigated after a baby was locked inside one while a toddler was able to escape onto a busy road at another.

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Murder trial of Briton in Dordogne opens

A 33-year-old British man hired as gardener by a rich Briton living in the south-west French region of Dordogne went on trial here on Tuesday accused of killing his employer.

Luxury brands fight back against fakes

Luxury brands fight back against fakes

French luxury brands from Chanel to Vuitton will launch a campaign on Wednesday with several European countries to fight back against the increasingly lucrative and damaging flood of counterfeit goods.

Hollande criticises IMF chief’s attacks on Greece

Hollande criticises IMF chief’s attacks on Greece

President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that he wanted Greek voters to "choose Europe" in upcoming polls and branded remarks by the IMF chief that Greeks dodged taxes as disrespectful.