Bernadette Chirac hits a deer on the motorway

Bernadette Chirac hits a deer on the motorway

A car carrying former first lady, Bernadette Chirac, ran over a deer near her home in Corrèze, central France, last night.

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Trial of 9-year-old boy thrown out by judge

A judge has thrown out a case of a 9-year-old boy insulting two of his teachers and kicking one of them, just the day before he was to have his hearing.

How to join Scotland’s landed gentry
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How to join Scotland’s landed gentry

Thousands of people from around the world are buying up plots of Scottish land - becoming Lairds, Lords and Ladies in the process – all thanks to a gift offering that promotes conservation and allows people to strengthen their ties with Scotland in a unique and novel way. 

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Microsoft facing French tax dodge probe: report

An alleged tax dodging scheme by Mircosoft’s French subsidiary has been revealed following an inspection at the end of June, at which the head of the tax office and 37 judiciary police were present.

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Toulon website man held over ‘al-Qaeda funding’

A Tunisian administrator of a French website was in custody Wednesday after being charged in connection with financing and recruiting for Al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups, prosecutors said.

Voeckler injury sees French Tour hopes fade

Voeckler injury sees French Tour hopes fade

French hopes of seeing another heroic Tour de France performance from Thomas Voeckler appear slim this year after he complained of further knee injury misery.

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France hands Afghans control of key province

The French military officially handed over control of the key Afghan province of Kapisa to local forces on Wednesday.

New French government wins confidence vote

New French government wins confidence vote

France's new left-wing government under Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday won a vote of confidence in the National Assembly.