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French unemployment rises again to highest since 1999

07 Mar 2013

PARIS France's jobless rate hit its highest level in more than 13 years in the last quarter of 2012, underscoring the challenge the government faces over its pledge to reverse the upward trend by year-end.

French soldier killed in Mali, 20 rebels dead

19 Feb 2013

PARIS/DAKAR A French soldier and more than 20 Islamist rebels were killed during what appeared to be the first clashes in the Adrar des Ifoghas mountain range where militants have taken refuge in northern Mali, French officials said on Tuesday.

French soldier killed in Mali, 20 rebels dead

19 Feb 2013

PARIS/DAKAR A French soldier and more than 20 Islamist rebels were killed during what appeared to be the first clashes in the Adrar des Ifoghas mountain range where militants have taken refuge in northern Mali, French officials said on Tuesday.

Symbol of French Republic defaced in art attack

08 Feb 2013

PARIS A woman has defaced Eugene Delacroix's painting "Liberty Leading the People" with a black marker as it hung in an outpost of the Louvre gallery in northern France.

Symbol of French Republic defaced in art attack

08 Feb 2013

PARIS A woman has defaced Eugene Delacroix's painting "Liberty Leading the People" with a black marker as it hung in an outpost of the Louvre gallery in northern France.

Beckham fever grips Paris - but at a price

01 Feb 2013

PARIS Five minutes before opening at the Paris St Germain store on the Champs Elysees, Alexi Milewicz, 16, is waiting eagerly to grab the first Beckham shirts, already displayed in the shop window less than 24 hours after the star's surprise signing.

Malian president offers Tuareg rebels talks

31 Jan 2013

TIMBUKTU, Mali/PARIS Mali's president offered talks to Tuareg rebels on Thursday in a bid for national reconciliation after a French-led offensive drove their Islamist former allies into desert and mountain hideaways in the country's vast north.

Malian president offers Tuareg rebels talks

31 Jan 2013

TIMBUKTU, Mali/PARIS Mali's president offered talks to Tuareg rebels on Thursday in a bid for national reconciliation after a French-led offensive drove their Islamist former allies into desert and mountain hideaways in the country's vast north. | Video

Worse to come for French economy, jobs - Reuters poll

23 Jan 2013

PARIS France has slipped into a recession that will last until the spring, followed by a slow recovery and a further rise in unemployment to an all-time high, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday.

French actor Depardieu seeks Belgian residency - mayor

10 Dec 2012

PARIS Actor Gerard Depardieu has become the latest Frenchman to look for shelter outside his native country after a series of tax hikes by Socialist President Francois Hollande on the wealthy.

World News

Iran's Rouhani rejects talks with Washington

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations "if and when they are ever ready".