Court rules that the French businessman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world is guilty of fraud
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Monday 02 January 2012
Racist? The French? Hardly, if a popular annual poll of the most admired celebrities in France is to be believed.
Saturday 31 December 2011
The French manufacturer of defective breast implants had tried to set up a new factory
Wednesday 28 December 2011
When Patrice Evra starts talking about Manchester United's "team spirit", he is usually up to something. Last season he ramped up the pressure on the pretenders to their title, Manchester City, and with Boxing Day's 5-0 dismantling of Wigan evidence that United have turned the corner of an underwhelming season, he did it again, claiming United will finish top of the pile come May.
Friday 16 December 2011
Thursday 15 December 2011
Nicolas Sarkozy launched a personal attack on David Cameron yesterday amid growing signs that last week's agreement struck by the other 26 European Union countries without Britain is already fraying at the edges.
Thursday 15 December 2011
Several non-eurozone nations having doubts about 'fiscal compact', while Sarkozy inflames divisions with attack on 'kid' Cameron
Tuesday 13 December 2011
The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said that Europe "needs Britain" and a British departure from the European Union was "not on the agenda". Trying to heal some of the wounds created by the "Britain vs the Rest" split over the new eurozone fiscal pact last week, Mr Sarkozy added that he wanted to press ahead with "strong co-operation" between France and Britain on defence and nuclear energy policy.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Boxing will always be a sport apart. After the super-middleweight title fight between Britain's Nigel Benn and Nigel McClellan in London in 1995, which left the American with severe disabilities, Parliament debated a motion to ban the fight game.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Olympique Marseille's patchy season has suddenly come to life in recent weeks and if they show the same fighting spirit that helped them snatch a last-gasp Champions League knockout berth then "anything is possible" in the coming months.
Friday 02 December 2011
Successful debt auctions in France and Spain brought some respite to European bond markets. Spain paid 5.19 to 5.54 per cent to sell bonds maturing in four to six years.
Thursday 20 October 2011
Nicolas Nkoulou has revealed Marseille were left "truly shattered" after Aaron Ramsey's late strike earned Arsenal victory in the Stade Velodrome.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Marseille sporting director Jose Anigo has warned that midfielder Lucho Gonzalez will not be allowed to leave the club amid reported interest from Arsenal.
Nancy Wake: SOE operative who fought with the Maquis and became No 1 on the Gestapo's list of most wanted agents
Friday 12 August 2011
Nancy Wake was the Allies' most decorated servicewoman of the Second World War. At the outbreak of war she was an attractive young woman, married to a wealthy Frenchman in Marseilles, but soon became involved with the Maquis and their sabotage and guerilla warfare, causing havoc for the occupying German army. The Germans made every effort to capture her but failed. By 1943, because of her ability to evade capture, she was code-named "The White Mouse" and listed as No 1 on the Gestapo's most wanted list with a five million franc price on her head. "I hate wars and violence," she said. "But if they come, I don't see why we women should just wave our men goodbye and then knit them balaclavas."
Tuesday 09 August 2011
The wartime exploits of Nancy Wake, nicknamed the White Mouse by the Gestapo, inspired a television series, a novel by Sebastian Faulks and a major feature film, soon to start shooting.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
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