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France braces for 40-degree heatwave

Temperatures in some parts of France will reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) this weekend, forecasters predicted on Thursday, triggering an alert system set up after 15,000 people died in a heatwave in 2003.

Fabius: Assad is butchering his people

Fabius: Assad is butchering his people

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday President Bashar al-Assad was "butchering his own people" as Syrian refugees urged Paris to help them fight.

Police cuts reversed after Amiens riots

Police cuts reversed after Amiens riots

France's Socialist government pledged on Thursday to reverse the recent shrinkage of police numbers in the wake of rioting that devastated part of the northern city of Amiens.

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Roma in France ‘could be allowed to work’

France will consider giving migrants from Romania and Bulgaria the right to work, the Interior Minister said Thursday in a move triggered by tensions over the treatment of an estimated 15,000 ethnic Roma living in illegal camps.

€1 million swiped from ATMs using bent forks

€1 million swiped from ATMs using bent forks

French police are looking for a gang of thieves after it was revealed that €1 million in cash has been stolen from ATMs across France using a novel technique.

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Amiens mayor warned of trouble two months ago

The mayor of Amiens alerted central government two months ago to “renewed delinquency” and a shortage of police officers in the city, a newly-released letter shows. Meanwhile five people have been arrested in connection to the violence.

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Yves Rocher buys Turkish cosmetics firm

French cosmetics group Yves Rocher has bought a 51 percent stake in Turkish beauty products company Flormar in a deal estimated at $150 million, the Turkish press reported Thursday.