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French tourists killed as bus hits train

Three French tourists died and 23 more were injured when the bus they were traveling on collided with a train in the Dominican Republic, officials said Friday.

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Europe’s oldest woman dies in France

The oldest known woman in Europe, French national Marie-Therese Bardet, died Friday days after celebrating her 114th birthday, her retirement home in the western village of Pontchateau said.

Lloyds TSB International increases Euro fixed-term savings rate
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Lloyds TSB International increases Euro fixed-term savings rate

In the latest of a series of rate increases for international savers, Lloyds TSB International has raised the interest rates on its one-year Euro fixed-term deposit (FTD) account by more than 1.7 per cent to 2.65 per cent.

France plans ‘boob job tax’ to restore balance

France plans ‘boob job tax’ to restore balance

France's wealthy could take it on the nose if the French tax man gets his way and cosmetic surgery becomes subject to the value added tax.

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Man ‘attacked Jewish youths with hammer’

A young man suspected of having attacked a group of Jewish youths with a hammer turned himself over to police on Thursday but denied involvement in the assault in Lyon, a police source said.

Le Pen: ‘I’ll sue Madonna over Nazi video’

Le Pen: ‘I’ll sue Madonna over Nazi video’

Far-right former leader Jean-Marie Le Pen wants to sue pop star Madonna over a video that features a photomontage of Hitler and his daughter Marine Le Pen with a swastika. 

 

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Hollande: ‘I’m the president of kisses’

During a visit in a French nursery school, President Francois Hollande was greeted with requests for kisses. 


 

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France nears recession as growth outlook cut

The Bank of France cut its growth estimate for French growth on Friday, saying the eurozone's second biggest economy would now likely contract by 0.1 percent in the second quarter.

Drunken deer forces driver off the road

Drunken deer forces driver off the road

A driver in northern France was forced off a country road after a drunken deer stumbled in front of his car.