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French Socialists enjoy free rein after fresh vote win


The road was clear on Monday for France's Socialists to push through their tax-and-spend agenda to battle the eurozone debt crisis after clinching an absolute majority in parliamentary polls.

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French diplomat's wife writes to Home Minister, MEA


The wife of the French diplomat, who has been accused of raping his three-and-a half year-old daughter, has appealed to the Government to ensure that the official faces trial in India even if he enjoy

France wants U.N. to be able to enforce Annan plan


France will propose giving the United Nations the power to enforce Kofi Annan's Syrian peace plan, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday, adding that a no-fly zone was an option under cons

French Socialists poised to take control of parliament


French President Francois Hollande's Socialists and allies came out on top in Sunday's first round parliamentary elections, poised to secure the majority needed to push through tax-and-spend reforms.

'Psychic' raccoon predicts England win


A 'psychic' raccoon at a British zoo has predicted that England will beat France in their opening Euro 2012 match on Monday, his keepers said.

Rocky the raccoon is the latest in a string of animals h

Hollande defends French exit in Afghanistan


President Francois Hollande on Friday defended France's imminent exit from Afghanistan, saying 2,000 combat troops will leave in a coordinated withdrawal this year but vowing not to abandon the countr

World behind strategy to exit Afghanistan: Obama


US President Barack Obama opened a NATO summit on Sunday saying the world backed his plan to end war in Afghanistan, as President Hamid Karzai pledged his bloodied state would no longer be a ‘burden’.

Rally car crashes into crowd in France, killing two


A rally car ploughed into the crowd during a race in southern France Saturday, killing at least two people and badly injuring about 15, including children, firefighters said.

The orange-coloured car

France's left-wing leadership starts with a pay cut


France's new left-wing government started work on Thursday with pledges to combat excessive austerity but better manage public finances, marking the debut with a 30 per cent cut in pay for President F

France's Hollande unveils moderate new cabinet


French President Francois Hollande unveiled a government of mainly moderate Socialists and longtime allies on Wednesday as his new prime minister vowed to work quickly to put the country back on its f

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