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Death penalty for Afghan soldier who killed French troops

Soldier who killed five French soldiers in January during a joint operation in Kapisa province has been sentenced to death by a military court.

London, France's sixth biggest city

More French people live in London than in Bordeaux or Strasbourg and it is now thought to be France's sixth biggest city in terms of population.

Germany and France turn to British-made Jaguar and Land Rovers

German and French car buyers are turning to British-made Jaguar and Land Rovers at an unprecedented rate despite the eurozone debt crisis.

'Removing the word race won't end racism'


In a bid to help stamp out racism, Socialist Party presidential candidate François Hollande wants to make a small but significant amendment to article 1 of the French Constitution – the removal of the word “race”. But would that make any difference? Academic and human rights campaigner Danièle Lochak thinks not, dismissing the idea as merely “for show”. Here, in an interview with Mediapart's Carine Fouteau, she explains her reasoning.

Dominique de Villepin to stand for president

Former French prime minister and centre-right politician Dominique de Villepin announces he will stand for president in the 2012 election.