Pernod Ricard boss Patrick Ricard dies aged 67

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Patrick Ricard, chairman of French alcoholic drinks giant Pernod Ricard, a business founded by his father, has died at the age of 67.

French soldier dies, two others wounded, in Taliban ambush

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Death toll of French armed forces in Afghanistan rises to 88 after a soldier dies from wounds after a Taliban ambush in Kapisa province.

Arafat family demand France investigates his 'murder' by polonium poisoning

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Late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's widow, daughter demand a French investigation into his death after filing a complaint for "assassination".

Top French academic found dead in NY hotel

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New York police are investigating the death of prominent French academic Richard Descoings who was found naked in a Manhattan hotel room.

Takieddine Documents: Mediapart targeted by death threats

France — Analysis

In a series of exclusive reports that began in July, Mediapart has revealed the long-standing close links between France-based businessman and arms dealer Ziad Takieddine and the inner circle of advisers and aides surrounding Nicolas Sarkozy, before and after he became French president. Now a Mediapart journalist has made an official complaint after receiving death threats linked to the stories. Here Editor-in-Chief Edwy Plenel discloses the nature of the threats and explains why Mediapart has decided to lodge the complaint with the legal authorities.