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France aims to boost competitiveness

French officials said Tuesday they will present an action plan next month to improve the country's export competitiveness and reach the government's goal of eliminating the non-energy trade deficit.

France opens Arafat assassination enquiry

France opens Arafat assassination enquiry

French prosecutors have opened a murder enquiry into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's 2004 death near Paris, sources close to the matter told AFP on Tuesday.

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Body of Christian man given a Muslim burial

A Christian French man living in Morocco has been buried in a Muslim cemetery after the body was mistaken for a relative by another family.

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Newborn baby taken from hospital in Marseille

Police are searching for a woman after a new born baby was taken from a hospital in Marseille early Tuesday morning.

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Hollande: eurogroup must be strengthened

French President François Hollande called on Monday for strengthening the role of the eurogroup of finance ministers and more frequent summits of leaders to tackle the eurozone debt crisis.

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Hollande down 11 points in opinion polls

President François Hollande has lost 11 points in popularity with the French public in the last month, according to a new poll by Ipsos for weekly magazine Le Point.

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Johnny Hallyday released after bronchitis treatment

French rocker Johnny Hallyday, a legend in his homeland, was treated in a Caribbean hospital Monday after being rushed there by helicopter but was quickly released.

Chinese vineyard buyer ‘passionate’ about wine

Chinese vineyard buyer ‘passionate’ about wine

A Chinese businessman who sparked a bout of anxious introspection in France with his purchase of an historic Burgundy vineyard is a low-profile casino executive with a passion for wine, friends and analysts said.