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Presidential hopeful reckons a pain au chocolat is 10 cents

So France happily takes the pastry out of him.

National Front posts locations of migrants in French town
The National Front courts controversy. Photo: AFP

"Local tax payers have a right to know," says local far-right party chief.

Brexit: Brits in France could face 'cataclysmic' impact
Photo: AFP

Can't France make it easier for Britons to get French nationality?

France leaning right six months before election
Candidates for the right-wing Les Republicains Alain Juppe and Nicolas Sarkozy. Photo: AFP

... and the left has been left in suspended animation.

German hosemaker to France: stop misusing our name
Photo: DPA.

German high-pressure hose manufacturer Kärcher has appealed to candidates in the French presidential campaign to stop using its name in discussions about crime.

French women urged to shame 'sexist' politicians
Photo: AFP

Sleazy French MPs beware.

Hollande struggles to put out fires from new tell-all book
Photo: AFP

French President Francois Hollande is scrambling to contain the damage from a series of embarrassing claims in a new tell-all book.

Sarkozy defensive in first French presidential debate
Nicolas Sarkozy during Thusrday's debate. Photo: AFP

Nicolas Sarkozy's legal woes came back to haunt him in last night's debate.

François Mitterand's secret love letters to be published
Photo: AFP

Love letters from a very smitten Francois Mitterrand - that the former president sent to his mistress - are set to be published 20 years on.

US envoy casts first 'straw' vote at Harry's Bar in Paris
US Ambassador Jane Hartley casts her ballot. Photo: Twitter

US Ambassador Jane Hartley was the first to cast a ballot.

Election watch
Ban the headscarf on French streets: Is Sarkozy serious?
Photo: AFP

The ex-president has suggested he is in favour of banning the wearing of the Muslim headscarf in public. But his own campaign team tell a different story.

Jean-Marie Le Pen: Sarkozy is more like me than Marine is
Photo: AFP

Le Pen senior is more likely to vote for his former enemy than his own daughter.

French presidential election gets new set of battle rules
Photo: AFP

Let the battle commence. Now that the new rules of the contest have been laid down.

Frenchman leading Brexit negotiations starts new job
Photo: AFP

Frenchman Michel Barnier officially starts work as the European Commission's Brexit negotiator on Saturday in an appointment that British media called a "declaration of war".

France's 'fake tough guy' wobbles in comeback bid
Photo: AFP

The scandals are stacking up for Nicolas Sarkozy just at the wrong time.

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