Paul Aussaresses was a French army general who in the final years of his life dispassionately revealed the torture techniques he employed during the Algerian war for independence and defended them as appropriate measures in the modern age of terrorism. Aussaresses spent nearly his entire career in the service of his country's military. He was described as a hero of the Second World War and fought in the French Indochina War before being posted to Algeria at the outset of the anticolonial rebellion there in 1954.
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Sunday 13 October 2013
James Hook, the forgotten man of Welsh rugby, did all that one man could do to set Perpignan on the road to European success last night. But Gloucester, desperately needing a winning injection to their season, returned to Heineken Cup rugby after a year's absence by snatching the verdict in the final five minutes.
Treviso 10 Montpellier 27 match report: Jonathan Pelissie cameo leads French side to comfortable win
Saturday 12 October 2013
Scrum-half Benoit Paillaugue booted 12 points before his replacement Pelissie crossed the whitewash to secure win
Disruption to budget airlines as French air traffic controllers strike and Stansted suffers power outage causing flights to be diverted
Thursday 10 October 2013
The airport later confirmed on its Twitter feed that power had been restored
Thousands of UK travellers face possible delays and cancellations as French air traffic controllers strike
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Industrial action will have an effect on all flights that fly over France
Tuesday 08 October 2013
The on-loan QPR striker has scored five goals in three games
Sunday 06 October 2013
In the case of Dreyfus – you couldn’t make it up
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to face French disciplinary panel for making apparent trigger gesture in the direction of Toulouse bench
Friday 04 October 2013
Incident happened during PSG's 2-0 victory last weekend
Wednesday 02 October 2013
The Former Goldman Sachs banker Fabrice Tourre has asked a New York court to overturn the guilty verdicts handed down to him in August for defrauding investors in a complex mortgage deal that left them nursing $1bn (£620m) in losses.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
As "Melmoth", Jack-Alain Léger was an award-winning singer-songwriter; as Paul Smaïl he wrote the scandalous "memoirs" of a young working-class Moroccan immigrant; as Dashiell Hedayat he was a furtive psychedelic rock star; and under his official name of Léger he penned the million-selling thriller Monsignore. He had many pseudonyms and disguises in his varied careers as a militant manic-depressive homosexual, public intellectual, prolific author, hippy music legend and bestseller hack, an unholy Gallic combination of Syd Barrett and Jeffrey Archer.
Leigh Halfpenny set to visit Toulon while Sam Warburton return for Cardiff Blues has triggered further exit talks
Friday 27 September 2013
British and Irish Lions duo have been linked with a move to France as their contracts are set to expire in the summer
Friday 27 September 2013
Shares in the Swedish fashion retailer H&M surged to a record high yesterday, thanks to growth in Asia.
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