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Activist tries to block plane at Paris airport

A French environmental activist has been arrested after sneaking on to the tarmac at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport and trying to block an Airbus A319 from taking off, officials said Tuesday.

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Corsican ‘mafia boss’ gunned down

An alleged key figure in one of Corsica's most powerful crime families, Maurice Costa of the "Brise de Mer" gang, was gunned down in broad daylight Tuesday at his local butcher shop, police said.

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Veiled woman ‘incited riot’ after ID check

A French Muslim woman has been charged with assault and inciting a riot after she refused a police ID check becausevshe was wearing a banned full-face veil, a police source said Tuesday.

Why learning to sail in Brittany is great for the whole family

Why learning to sail in Brittany is great for the whole family

Brittany is one of the best places in the world to sail. For beginner Tracy Moran, an English-language sailing course in Brittany with her two young children was just the ticket for staring down approaching middle age.

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Réunion to kill sharks ‘for research’

The French Indian Ocean island of Réunion is launching a 'scientific' cull of bull and tiger sharks after a spate of fatal attacks in recent weeks.

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French petrol prices at highest since May

Petrol prices are at their highest in France since May this year, after President Francois Hollande failed to fulfil his campaign promise of freezing the price at the pumps.

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Visitor rise boosts Disneyland Paris

Euro Disney, which runs the Disneyland Paris theme park, said on Tuesday that its sales rose 4.0 percent to €358 million ($444 million) in the quarter ending in June thanks to a rise in visitors and their spending.

Town hall sells fire station on internet

Town hall sells fire station on internet

Local authorities in Noyant, north west France have found a novel way of raising funds in times of austerity - selling their old fire station on the internet.