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France calls on Syrian army to desert

The French foreign ministry called on Friday for the Syrian military to desert en masse the day after a Syrian air force colonel defected after landing his MiG fighter in Jordan.

‘I’m not racist, my friend is blacker than an Arab’

‘I’m not racist, my friend is blacker than an Arab’

Former Secretary of State for Family under Nicolas Sarkozy, Nadine Morano, has been criticised after defending herself against claims she is racist on French television last night.

Air France to shed over 5,000 jobs by 2014

Air France to shed over 5,000 jobs by 2014

Air France said on Thursday it is to slash over 5,000 jobs or around 10 percent of its workforce in voluntary departures by 2014 as part of a vast plan to make the struggling French airline profitable.