Wolf hunt authorized in southern France

Wolf hunt authorized in southern France

The prefect of the Var in south-eastern France has authorized the hunting of a wolf following a spate of attacks on sheep herds in the region.

Madonna drops swastika after Le Pen row

Madonna drops swastika after Le Pen row

Madonna removed the use of a swastika in her show in Nice in southern France on Tuesday following a row with far-right leader Marine Le Pen, and instead used the gig to call for the release of jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

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Lyon Rabbi sent Holocaust photo threat

French anti-terrorist authorities have been alerted after the Chief Rabbi of Lyon was sent a threatening letter accompanied by images of Jewish children being marched to World War II concentration camps.

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French intellectuals slam prostitution ban plan

Some of France's leading intellectuals have poured scorn on the government's goal of eradicating prostitution.

Ayrault: French fuel tax to be cut ‘temporarily’

Ayrault: French fuel tax to be cut ‘temporarily’

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault promised on Wednesday a modest and temporary cut to the taxes on petrol and diesel in order to reduce pump prices for drivers.

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French pilots offered Indonesia jobs

Regional French airline Britair, under pressure to reduce its workforce, is asking pilots if they want to work temporarily in Indonesia, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Ayrault promises cut in fuel prices

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault promised on Wednesday a 'modest' and 'temporary' cut to the taxes on petrol and diesel in order to reduce pump prices for drivers.

Eiffel Tower worth €434 billion: study

Eiffel Tower worth €434 billion: study

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is the most valuable monument in Europe, worth some €434 billion, according to a new study.

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Toulouse toddler shooting ‘no accident’

The shooting of a four-year-old child in Toulouse in southern France on Monday was not an accident, according to the prosecutor.