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A French judge has rejected President Nicolas Sarkozy's attempt to stop sales of a "voodoo doll" in his image...

2008-10-29

 France Nicolas Sarkozy voodoo doll
The question of who shot down the plane carrying the former president of Rwanda in April 1994 could turn out to be one of the great mysteries of the late 20th Century. The act served as a catalyst for the genocide of some 800,000 (others say as high as one million) people in just 100 days. Last week a French investigative judge, Jean Louis Bruguiere, accused the ethnic Tutsi rebel leader at the time, Paul Kagame, of having been responsible...

2006-11-29

 president airplane France Rwanda genocide
The submarines are equipped with sonar to detect other vessels nearby but our correspondent said it might be the case that the anti-sonar devices, meant to hide the submarines from enemies, were "too effective"...

2009-02-16

 UK Atlantic France collision nuclear submarine
A French high-speed train (TGV) has smashed the world record for a train on conventional rails by a big margin, reaching 574.8km/h.

2007-04-03

 travel France train TGV speed railway
A French battleship sunk in 1917 by a German submarine has been discovered in remarkable condition on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. The Danton, with many of its gun turrets still intact, is sitting upright in over 1,000m of water. It was found by the Fugro geosciences company during a survey for a gas pipeline between Algeria and Italy. The Danton, which sank with 296 sailors still onboard, lies 35km southwest of the island of...

2009-02-19

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Tomáš J. Fülöpp : Fragmentation back to clans...?...

2007-10-23

 racism DNA France
Benedict XVI, who is on a tour of Africa, said handing out condoms only increased the problem of HIV/Aids. The Roman Catholic Church says marital fidelity and sexual abstinence are the best way to prevent the spread of HIV. But France, echoing the reaction of some aid agencies, said it "voices extremely sharp concern over the consequences of the Pope's comments". While it is not up to us to pass judgment on Church doctrine,...

2009-03-18

 Cameroon condom Catholic France religion Pope HIV Africa AIDS pandemic contraception
During the last ski season, a typical Russian client of our boutique could spend about 100,000 euros at one time," says Juliette, a manager of a jewellry shop in the Courchevel valley that sells diamonds and Rolex watches...

2009-05-02

 Russian skiing Alps France Courchevel wealth snob
A 12-year-old girl thought to be the only survivor of the Yemenia air crash has told how she was thrown into the ocean and watched her aircraft sink.

2009-07-01

 airplane crash Yemen Comoros France
Nicolas Sarkozy today took a hard line in France's latest row over Islamic dress, saying full veils and face coverings were a sign of women's debasement and "not welcome" on French soil...
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The French National Assembly has passed a draft law that would allow illegal downloaders to be thrown off the net.

2009-09-15

 file sharing France
French fossil hunters have discovered huge dinosaur footprints, said to be among the biggest in the world.

2009-10-07

 dinosaur France footprint
France has arrested a researcher at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) for suspected links with al-Qaeda, officials have said.
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The US Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from Panama's ex-leader Manuel Noriega against his extradition to France on money laundering charges. Noriega wanted to be sent back to his country after completing a drug sentence at a jail in Florida...

2010-01-25

 France USA Panama Manuel Noriega

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