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EU warns France over Roma camp purge

The European Commission is keeping a close eye on a new French purge on Roma camps to ensure expulsions are not arbitrary and discriminatory, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

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Serial rapist ‘preying on girls at French campsites’

A suspected serial rapist is preying on young girls holidaying on campsites in the Ardèche region of central France, local police said Friday.

Speed cameras make record profits for state

Speed cameras make record profits for state

Speed cameras in France are set to make a record yield this year, bringing in an estimated €700 million for the French government.

Toulouse gunman ‘was being watched’

Toulouse gunman ‘was being watched’

French security services had watched Toulouse shooter Mohamed Merah since the end of 2009 and judged his behaviour "worrying" in late 2011, according to declassified documents seen by AFP.

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Tiny French club eyed by confused Premiership

An amateur football club in Angers has complained after being regularly confused with its professional counterpart, mainly by English clubs looking to recruit.

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French joy as women reach basketball final

As the last seconds ticked away in France's 81-64 victory over Russia to reach the Olympic women's basketball final, French captain Celine Dumerc began dancing as she dribbled the ball on court.

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‘No need to change constitution’ over pact

France's Constitutional Council ruled on Thursday that no change to the country's constitution was necessary to adopt the EU's fiscal pact, a key element in efforts to overcome the eurozone's debt crisis.