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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
04/04/2015 - FRANCE

More Sarkozy associates charged in election finance scandal

Three officials of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's 2012 election campaign have been charged in relation to alleged attempts to dodge finance limits.
Models on the catwalk during Paris Fashion Week
04/04/2015 - FRANCE

France bans superthin models in anti-anorexia drive

France's parliament has voted to ban the use of fashion models considered to be excessively thin.

Amar Lasfar, president of the UOIF
03/04/2015 - FRANCE

French Muslim leaders call for more mosques

The head of the French Council of the Muslim Faith has called for double the number of mosques in the country in the next two years.

Serena Williams is seeking her eight title in Miami

Djokovic and Williams remain dominant

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are on course to retain their titles at the Miami Masters

French rescue workers search the wreckage of Germanwings A320 for the second black box, which contains technical flight data.
03/04/2015 - France - Germany

Germanwings co-pilot accelerated plane's descent, investigators say

The co-pilot of the Germanwings A320 flight that crashed in the French Alps last week repeatedly accelerated the plane as he drove it into the mountains, investigators said Friday after reviewing ...
An investigator at the site of the Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps
02/04/2015 - France - Germany

Second Germanwings A320 black box found, copilot researched suicide

Investigators have found the second black box of the Germanwings A320 flight that crashed in the French Alps last week.
Front national leader Marine Le Pen (L) with her father Jean-Marie at a party election rally
02/04/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen repeats Nazi gas chambers 'detail' claim

Veteran French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has repeated his controversial remark that the Nazi gas chambers were a "detail" in the history of World War II, sparking a new disavowal ...
The Ecrins national park in the French Alps
02/04/2015 - France

Five skiers killed in French Alps

Five people were killed in the French Alps on Wednesday. Three of them were caught in an avalanche and two mountainers fell to their deaths.

Serena Williams
02/04/2015 - sport

Williams breaks personal record at tennis's Miami Open

International tennis star Serena Williams marked another milestone during the Miami Open on Wednesday, reaching the semi-finals by beating Sabine Lisicki and marking her 700th career match win.

IOC president Thomas Bach
02/04/2015 - Sport

IOC reveals top managers' incomes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has for the first time made public how much its its top officials are paid. It says the move will contribute to more transparency and savings.