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Helicopter crashes in southeastern France, 6 dead


Six people died when a helicopter crashed into an area often referred to as France's answer to the Grand Canyon, on Wednesday, according to officials.

France offers to beautify beach


The French government is keen to provide technology and support to restore the beach in Puducherry that has virtually disappeared.

A French firm has already submitted a proposal to the Puducherry gov

Gay marriage, adoption allowed in France from 2013: PM


Gay couples will be allowed to get married and to adopt children from next year in France, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced on Tuesday.

"In the first half of 2013, the right to marriage an

Two dead in French disco shooting

A guman shot dead two people at a nightclub in northern France early on Sunday in what appeared to be a revenge attack after he was kicked out of the disco, police and local officials said.

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France to pass gay marriage, adoption law

France's new Socialist government is to legalise marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Friday, reflecting a shift in public attitudes in the majority Cat

Merkel buries euro bonds as summit tension rises


German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to bury once and for all the idea of common eurozone bonds on Tuesday, saying Europe would not share total debt liability 'as long as I live', as the bloc's big

Alonso fires Spain to Euro 2012 semis


Spain on Saturday took a step closer to defending their European title, beating France for the first time in a major competition to secure a semi-final meeting with neighbours Portugal.

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France: Gunman takes 3 hostage in bank

A French prosecutor says that a gunman holding three hostages in a bank in the southern city of Toulouse is doing so for religious reasons.

Police say negotiations are under way with the gunman. Pros

No entry: French consulate ‘rapist’ refuge


With both the French and Indian governments clarifying that the French diplomat accused of raping his three year old daughter carries a service, not a diplomatic passport, Pascal Mazurier faces arrest

French diplomat accused of raping daughter arrested

The French diplomat, Pascal Mazurier, accused of raping his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter was arrested on Tuesday morning in Bengaluru.

The arrest took place after the Ministry of Home Affairs

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