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Appeal launched over sex slave conviction

The appeal trial began Tuesday of four people convicted of forcing a young French woman into a life of slavery and sexual violence in a trailer park near Paris.

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Top French cop trafficked drugs – claims

A French "Supercop" appeared before a police disciplinary council in Paris Tuesday on charges of associating with criminals and drug trafficking.

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German business chief: France must change

German industry chief Hans-Peter Keitel hit out on Tuesday at the economic policies of the French government, arguing they were too interventionist.

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Big rise in deaths during cold winter

Deaths in February and March in France were 13 percent higher than during the same period last year, according to public health institute the InVS.

Hollande: make Champagne heritage site

Hollande: make Champagne heritage site

President Francois Hollande has promised champagne makers that he will support their bid to become a Unesco World Heritage site.

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Cab driver on trial for Swedish student murder

The trial opened in Paris Tuesday of an illegal taxi driver and convicted rapist alleged to have kidnapped and brutally murdered a Swedish student after picking her up outside a Paris nightclub.

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Baby for sale: police launch probe over ad

An advert for the sale six-month-old baby with the “price up for negotiation” found on a French personal ads website is being investigated by police.