French writer under fire over Breivik views

French writer under fire over Breivik views

A respected French writer and editor has sparked controversy for his comments on Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, whom he described as "without doubt what Norway deserves".

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France’s oldest woman dies at 112

Paule Bronzini, France's oldest woman, has died at the age of 112, her retirement home announced on Wednesday.

Indian mail found in Alps 46 years after crash

Indian mail found in Alps 46 years after crash

A bag of Indian diplomatic mail is set to be delivered more than 46 years late after it was found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, close to where an Air India plane crashed in January 1966.

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Subsidies ‘will tackle youth jobless problem’

France's Socialist government unveiled plans Wednesday to subsidize the creation of tens of thousands of jobs for marginalised youth despite efforts to rein in the state budget deficit.

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Plumber swamped after band sings his number

A plumber from Evreux, between Paris and Rouen, has been harassed by fans of French band Tyro since his number was accidentally quoted in their new album.

French bankers take ‘red carpet’ to London

French bankers take ‘red carpet’ to London

French bankers and high earners could be relocating from Paris to London to escape high taxes, new reports suggest.

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Websites hit by Islamist hackers

France has been victim of a spate of website attacks by Islamist hackers, Group HP-Hack, in the past few days.

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Gardener ‘tried to suffocate’ missing expat

The gardener charged with the murder of a British expat in southwestern France had a history of violence against his suspected victim and had attempted to suffocate her weeks before her disappearance, investigators believe.