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French bowls stop New York traffic

An amateur tournament of the traditional French sport pétanque in New York Sunday was so popular that some people were turned away, one organizer said.

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France ‘needs 10 billion to tackle deficit’

France must find up to €10 billion to cut its public deficit to 4.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said on Monday.

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Man jumps off Eiffel Tower

A man committed suicide by jumping off the Eiffel Tower after climbing up part of the monument.

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Bent French customs officers ‘caught with drug money’

Seven customs officers have been arrested for allegedly taking money from drug traffickers at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. They have been indicted for theft, handling stolen goods and corruption. 

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Junior minister wants to abolish prostitution

Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem wants to end prostitution in France and supports legislation that shifts the blame from prostitutes to clients. 

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Three arrested after kidnapping in Marseilles

A man and two accomplices were arrested on Monday following the kidnapping of a man from a block of flats in Marseilles.