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France vows response to Marseille shootings

The French government rejected calls on Thursday for the army to be sent in to crack down on drug dealers in Marseille, but promised a tough response to a wave of deadly shootings.

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Lion cub escapes from tamer’s home

A lion cub of four and a half months escaped from its owner in a town in western France, prompting a search party of police and firemen to gather to ensure her safe return.

MP appeals for ‘shoot-up rooms’ across France

MP appeals for ‘shoot-up rooms’ across France

A socialist politician has made an appeal for supervised “shoot-up rooms” to be made available to drug users in towns across France.

Sarkozy offered €250,000 for Morgan Stanley talk

Sarkozy offered €250,000 for Morgan Stanley talk

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been offered €250,000 to speak at a Morgan Stanley conference, according to weekly satirical paper Le Canard Enchainé.