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Liliane Bettencourt, January 2011. Files.
26/01/2015 - France

France's L'Oréal heiress trial opens amid suicide revelation

The trial of ten people close to France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt opened on Monday. The ten are accused of taking advantage of the 92-year-old billionaire.
Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters after winning the elections in Athens, 25 January 2015.
26/01/2015 - France - Greece

Hollande congratulates Tsipras on Greek election victory

French President Francois Hollande congratulated Alexis Tsipras on Monday on his radical left party Syriza's win and recalled "the friendship that unites France and Greece".

L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt photographed in Paris on 12, October 2011.
25/01/2015 - France

Trial to open for 10 accused of exploiting ageing L’Oreal heiress

Ten people accused of taking advantage of cosmetics billionaire Liliane Bettencourt will go on trial on Monday in what is slated to be one of the year’s biggest courtroom dramas.

French President François Hollande paid tribute earlier this month to the three police officers killed in the attacks.
25/01/2015 - France

Hollande meets families of victims killed in French terrorist acts

French President François Hollande on Sunday met with the families of the 17 victims killed earlier this month during three days of terrorist attacks in Paris.

Hervé Gourdel.
25/01/2015 - France - Algeria

Body of slain French tourist Hervé Gourdel to return home

The body of French mountaineer guide Hervé Gourdel is to be flown home to France on Monday, just over four months since jihadists kidnapped and beheaded him in Algeria.

An avalanche.
25/01/2015 - France

Six skiers found dead after avalanche in French Alps

The bodies of six experienced skiers have been found in the French Alps, police said after a day-long search in the Queyras mountain range.

French humanitarian worker Claudia Priest.
25/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

Freed aid worker in the CAR to return to France

The French aid worker who was kidnapped this week in the Central African Republic and freed Friday will arrive at a military airport near Paris on Sunday evening.

The French women's national football team
24/01/2015 - France

France pushes for more women’s sports coverage

France celebrates on Saturday its second edition of ‘24 hours of Women’s Sport.

Bangui archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, a key player in the release of Claudia Priest.
24/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

French aid worker released in Central African Republic

French aid worker Claudia Priest has been released after being kidnapped on Monday in the Central African Republic, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.

Forensic police examine the scene of an attack on a mosque in Le Mans the day after the murders at Charlie Hebdo's offices
23/01/2015 - France

Islamophobic acts soar in France after Charlie Hebdo attacks, watchdog

Nearly as many attacks or insults against Muslims have taken place in France since the Charlie Hebdo attacks than in all of 2014, according to an Islamophobia watchdog.
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