One month, 36,000 kilometres: Europe’s Interrail champion
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One month, 36,000 kilometres: Europe’s Interrail champion

Twenty-five years ago this year Manfred Weis travelled 36,030 kilometres by train in the space of just one month. This gave him a place in the Guinness Book of Records and a whole new perspective on the world.

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Bus driver ‘dragged’ cyclist down Paris street

A Paris bus driver has been accused of dragging a man whose bike was caught in the wheels of his vehicle 100 metres, leaving him badly hurt.

Calls for Madonna to witness in death trial

Calls for Madonna to witness in death trial

A French lawyer has asked a judge in a courthouse in Marseille to ask Madonna to testify as a witness. Two technicians died when a stage collapsed before one of her concert in 2009.

Sarkozy’s wives gang up on Hollande’s girlfriend

Sarkozy’s wives gang up on Hollande’s girlfriend

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Cecilia Attias, Sarkozy’s ex-wife, both slammed Hollande’s partner Valerie Trierweiler for her feisty attitude in the Elysee Palace.

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France rapped for raiding newspaper offices

France acted unconstitutionally when authorities searched the offices of two publications and homes of five journalists over coverage of a doping scandal, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday.

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Zero growth for France in first quarter

The French economy posted zero growth in the first quarter of this year following a weak 0.1 percent expansion in the fourth quarter of 2011, the INSEE national statistics institute said Friday, confirming an earlier estimate.