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Family knife attack delays ferry

Moments after a ferry had set sail from Marseille it had to make an emergency stop after a man on board was attacked with a knife by his brother-in-law yesterday.

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French Afghan pullback to start ‘within weeks’

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday the withdrawal of the country's troops from Afghanistan would begin within weeks, as he paid tribute to four soldiers killed at the weekend.

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French players to meet alleged rape victim

Lyon's French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis and Cesena player Yohan Benalouane will on Thursday be confronted with a woman who has levelled rape accusations at them, police said on Thursday.

Hollande to Greeks: we could eject you from euro

Hollande to Greeks: we could eject you from euro

French President Francois Hollande Wednesday warned Greeks four days before elections that if Athens does not keep its bailout commitments, some of its eurozone partners will want it out of the bloc.

TGV stopped by hairdryer on the line

TGV stopped by hairdryer on the line

French train company SNCF offered an unusual explanation for a delay to one of its TGV services on Wednesday: the high-speed train was being held up by a hairdryer.

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Trierweiler under fire over indiscreet Tweet

French President Francois Hollande faced his first political storm Wednesday as his rightwing opponents looked to exploit an incendiary tweet by his partner just days ahead of a parliamentary election.

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French police smash huge counterfeit ring

French police have smashed a vast cash counterfeiting ring that printed over nine million euros ($11 million) and is described as the biggest ever in France, a police source said on Thursday.