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Just three months ago, incoming EADS chief executive Tom Enders switched the aerospace company's head office from its dual location of Munich and Paris to a single site in Toulouse, France, where the company's key Airbus planemaking business is based.

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English champions Harlequins have been given a kind draw for the group stages of next season's Heineken Cup.

Wilkinson misses out on title

In a poor advertisement for French rugby on Saturday night, Toulouse won the domestic title for a record 19th time, beating Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon 18-12 in a dour but ferociously-contested match at Stade de France in Paris.

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Forensic detectives look for clues at the flats in Grigny where a woman aged 47 was shot on Thursday

French in fear as new killer on a motorcycle stalks Paris suburbs

Four people are shot dead with the same weapon, but detectives think two gunmen may be involved

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Elite French police arrested 10 suspected Islamists in early morning raids today in several cities, including Marseille, a police source said.

Islam group accused of French judge kidnap plot

A group of Islamic radicals have been charged with planning to kidnap a French judge.

Claude Gueant (centre): France’s Interior Minister said the suspects boasted about a radical Islamist ideology

France seizes 17 Islamist suspects in dawn raids after Toulouse killings

French police arrested 17 suspected Islamist extremists in a series of dawn raids across the country yesterday, a week after the death of the Toulouse killer Mohamed Merah.

Merah buried in Toulouse after Algeria rejects body

The Islamist gunman who killed seven people before being shot dead by police was buried in Toulouse yesterday after the city's mayor dropped a refusal to permit the ceremony.

Mohamed Merah was buried at this cemetery near Toulouse

Gunman Mohamed Merah buried near Toulouse

The gunman, Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in three separate attacks in southern France, has been buried in a town near Toulouse, the BBC reported tonight.

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