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Google reaches deal over ‘Jew’ searches

Internet search giant Google has reached a deal under legal mediation with French anti-racism groups which objected to the search engine suggesting users add "Jew" to searches for prominent names.

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Hollande’s bodyguards forget guns on Rio trip

French President François Hollande’s absent-minded bodyguards left their charge with less protection than usual on his recent trip to a climate conference in Brazil after leaving their guns in France.

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Teen phone hoax sparks missing corpse inquiry

Police in Toulouse launched a lengthy investigation after a fifteen-year-old sent a hoax text message about a missing person.

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Cannes bans poll of OAP’s sex habits

The mayor of Cannes has stopped a survey on the sexual practices of old people living in nursing homes in the southern costal town, after interviewees complained the questions were too intrusive. 

 

Hollande assures Suu Kyi of support

Hollande assures Suu Kyi of support

Burmese pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with officials in France on Wednesday after winning assurances from President François Hollande that Paris will back her reform efforts.

French-speaking countries ‘must drop English obsession’

French-speaking countries ‘must drop English obsession’

The Francophone world should vigorously defend the language of Molière and abandon its "obsession" with the English language, an on online appeal declared Tuesday ahead of a major gathering here celebrating French language and culture.

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France ‘faces sluggish growth in 2012’

The French economy will grow only 0.4 percent in 2012, the INSEE national statistics institute said on Tuesday, slightly less than the 0.5 percent previously forecast and budgeted by the government.

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Teens trash villa in huge ‘Facebook party’

Two twenty-year-old men have been given a six-month jail sentence for using Facebook to invite hundreds of people to a party and smashing up an empty house in the south of France.

Helicopter rescues girl on Eiffel Tower

Helicopter rescues girl on Eiffel Tower

A French helicopter rescued a girl who climbed up the Eiffel Tower on Monday. This is the second incident at the Parisian landmark in two days.