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I didnt intend to hurt anyone, says man who dressed as knife-wielding clown

French apprentice butcher handed six-month suspended jail term after terrorising children in northern France, sparking copycats Continue reading…
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Total oil CEO Christophe de Margerie killed in Moscow plane crash

Head of oil giant and three crew died when private jet hit snowplough during takeoff, say Russian sources Continue reading…
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Unity on Eurozone Growth Eludes Germany and France

Meeting in Berlin, the French and German finance and economy ministers said only that they had agreed to come up with economic proposals by Dec. 1.
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Sinosphere Blog: Giant Spider and Dragon-Horse Duel in Beijing Performance

A battle between two mechanical titans, a fire-breathing dragon-horse and a giant spider, helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and France.
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Vandals deflate sex toy sculpture in Paris

Paul McCarthy artwork inspired by a butt plug and Christmas tree lies slumped on pavement after cables holding it up were cutVandals have attacked a large inflatable sculpture that sparked outrage in Paris for its resemblance to a sex toy.Cables suppor…
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Fears of global slowdown spark fall on European and US stockmarkets

Price of oil pushed to four-year low, while FTSE 100 experiences biggest one-day fall since June 2013Fears of a worldwide economic slowdown and anxiety about the spread of Ebola reverberated around stock markets Wednesday, driving shares around the wor…
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Paris Val-de-Grâce hospital of the elite to close under spending cuts

Famous military establishment used by presidents and VIPs since the French Revolution reorganised into other hospitals Continue reading…
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French Foreign Minister, in a First, Attends German Cabinet Meeting

Germany and France are making a concerted effort to improve the atmosphere between the Continent’s most important pair of countries.
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France bill aims to call time on le binge drinking

Draft bill hopes to make binge drinking illegal with sentences of a year behind bars and hefty fines for those who flout the law Continue reading…
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David Cameron to discuss Ebola crisis with Barack Obama and EU leaders

PM to join conference call with fellow leaders as experts warn outbreak could grow to 10,000 cases a week in two months Continue reading…
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