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French jobless total rises again

Mainland French unemployment climbed to 9.7 percent of the workforce in the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 0.1 percent from the first three months of the year, official data showed Thursday.

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Taxi driver’s mother: my son’s a good boy

The mother of an illegal taxi driver charged with the 2008 kidnapping and murder of a Swedish student in Paris on Wednesday asked a court to show leniency to her "good boy".

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Tourist family murdered in Alps gun attack

A four-year-old girl miraculously survived a deadly gun attack in the French Alps that left her father, mother and grandmother dead and her elder sister seriously injured, officials said on Thursday.