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Runaway children cross France to see granny

Three children aged 8, 10 and 14 years-old ran away from their parents and travelled 1,000 km to see their grandmother last Saturday. 

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Man ‘happy’ as beer fight leads to mum-in-law ban

A man from the south of France has declared himself satisfied after a court banned him from seeing his mother-in-law. The two fell out due to a fight over a can of beer. 

Tunisian party: chuck out holidaying Le Pen

Tunisian party: chuck out holidaying Le Pen

The Tunisian party Al-Majd wants to deport far right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen who is on holiday in the seaside resort of Hammamet. 

Merkel and Hollande talk ahead of crunch summit

Merkel and Hollande talk ahead of crunch summit

Germany's Angela Merkel held last-minute talks with French President François Hollande on Wednesday before a crucial EU summit but warned she would not budge in her opposition to pooling eurozone debt.

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Soldiers killed ‘by illegal miners’ in French Guiana

Two soldiers were killed and two paramilitary gendarmes wounded Wednesday in an ambush blamed on illegal gold miners in French Guiana, officials in the overseas region said.

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Foie gras makers protest against California ban

France's foie gras industry says legislation due to come into force in California on July 1 banning the sale of duck or goose liver pate over animal rights concerns contravenes international trade law.