Hollande meets Merkel as Greece pleas for time

Hollande meets Merkel as Greece pleas for time

Angela Merkel and François Hollande will discuss debt-wracked Greece on Thursday after Athens' plea for more time to implement crucial but painful reforms to safeguard its eurozone membership.

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Man ‘shot toddler dead after cleaning row’

A man suspected of shooting his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter in a violent rage over the cleanliness of their flat has been charged with the toddler's murder, police said Thursday.

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Woman gives birth in Paris supermarket

A 31-year-old woman gave birth to her fifth child in a Paris supermarket on Wednesday after her waters broke while perusing the shelves in the luggage aisle.

French business activity contracts again

French business activity contracts again

French business activity continued to contract in August, but at the slowest pace in six months, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the survey firm Markit.

Cannabis plants found in French prison garden

Cannabis plants found in French prison garden

Prison guards have discovered 15 cannabis plants growing amongst the tomatoes in garden plots used by inmates at Saint-Martin-de-Ré prison in western France.

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Hollande and Cameron: Syria situation ‘troubling’

President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron have spoken on the phone about the situation in Syria, in a bid to ensure that the issue remains high on the international agenda.

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Man kidnaps woman to force marriage

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after kidnapping a mentally handicapped 63-year-old woman in Bordeaux in south-western France in order to force her to marry him and obtain a residence permit.

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EU demands swift French action on Roma

The European Commission on Wednesday called for action on French government pledges to ease Roma integration, such as abolishing a tax on employers.