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France slashes pension age to 60 for thousands

France's new Socialist government rolled back an emblematic reform of Nicolas Sarkozy's administration on Wednesday with a decree lowering the retirement age from 62 to 60 for some workers, a minister said.

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Ambassador faces probe over maid sex claims

French prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation Tuesday after a former domestic worker for Bahrain's ambassador in France complained of sexual harassment, a judicial source said.

Hollande is fighting fit: doctors

Hollande is fighting fit: doctors

France's new President Francois Hollande was declared in good health on Tuesday after undergoing his first medical exam as head of state, the presidency said.

Canada’s PM in Paris for talks with Hollande

Canada’s PM in Paris for talks with Hollande

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will discuss boosting his country's economic ties with Europe when he meets with French President François Hollande on Wednesday, his office said Tuesday.

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Almost half of young French adults ‘are lonely’

45 percent of young adults say they feel lonely, a recent poll shows. Many say they don’t have enough money to go out or the confidence to make friends. 

Escaped camels cause motorway chaos

Escaped camels cause motorway chaos

Video: Two roaming camels disrupted the traffic on a motorway near the city of Caen in the north of France on Monday. No accidents were reported.

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Row as minister calls for cannabis ban to end

Housing minister Cecile Duflot says she wants to decriminalise cannabis in France - a move that has angered her ministerial colleagues.