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French houses priciest in Europe – but debts low

France is the most expensive place in Europe for new housing, according to a study released this week, but the country's inhabitants' are only half as indebted as their neighbours in the UK.

Hollande talks with Monti as focus shifts to Italy

Hollande talks with Monti as focus shifts to Italy

 

As Italy struggles to allay market fears that it may be next in the debt-crisis firing line, France's Francois Hollande will travel to Rome Thursday for preliminary talks ahead of a key four-way summit.

 

First lady in Twitter swipe at her man’s ex

First lady in Twitter swipe at her man’s ex

With a single tweet, France's first lady managed on Tuesday to take a swipe at her man's ex, put herself publicly at odds with the president, and throw a spanner in the works of his Socialist party.

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Missing python found behind stereo

A slippery character had made quite a stir in the town of Vimoutiers, Normandy over the past three weeks, but all, it seems, for nothing.