Footballers charged over teen prostitute

Footballers charged over teen prostitute

French international footballers Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema are to face trial for allegedly soliciting an underage prostitute, judicial sources said on Tuesday.

Jailed: man who stabbed sausage dog with fork

Jailed: man who stabbed sausage dog with fork

A 51-year-old man has been given an eight-month prison sentence for killing a dachshund by repeatedly stabbing it with a fork, a court spokesman in the northern French city of Chartres said on Tuesday.

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Lille Roma evictions slammed by campaigners

French police on Tuesday expelled 46 Roma, including 25 children, from a squat in central Lyon in a move denounced as unnecessary persecution by rights groups.

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Hollande vows to fight the riots

French President François Hollande on Tuesday promised a tough response to a riot that devastated a deprived neighbourhood in the northern city of Amiens overnight.

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French Catholic prayer slams gay marriage

A prayer to be held in Catholic churches around France tomorrow for the Assumption has caused controversy by taking a shot at gay families.

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Violent riots in Amiens leave 16 officers injured

Riots broke out in Amiens, northern France, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, leaving 16 police officers injured and several million euros of damage.

The honeymoon is over: Hollande marks 100 days

The honeymoon is over: Hollande marks 100 days

François Hollande will celebrate 100 days since his election as French president on Tuesday knowing his honeymoon with the electorate is over and that life is not going to get easier any time soon.

Zero growth for France in second quarter

Zero growth for France in second quarter

France's economy managed zero growth in the second quarter of 2012, data showed Tuesday, beating expectations it would begin a slide into recession.