French admit defeat as web anglicisms invade language

French admit defeat as web anglicisms invade language

Several new English words are to appear in the 2013 edition of the Petit Robert French dictionary, despite France’s age-old battle to avoid anglicisms.

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France to push for eurobonds in Brussels

Germany and France will overcome their differences and agree on solutions to the current crisis at the upcoming EU summit, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in an interview Wednesday.

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Man spared jail after killing Alzheimer’s wife

 

A French court on Wednesday convicted an elderly man of killing his wife of nearly 50 years after her condition worsened from Alzheimer's but ordered no jail time.

 

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UN envoy: peacekeepers should speak French

France's UN ambassador on Wednesday hit out at the United Nations for not sending enough francophone peacekeepers to French-speaking countries in crisis.

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Police storm Toulouse bank to free hostages

French police stormed a bank in Toulouse Wednesday, arresting a gunman with psychiatric problems who claimed to be an Al-Qaeda militant and freeing his two hostages after a seven-hour siege.