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French farmer on trial for killing 'truffle thief'

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Laurent Rambaud, 37, says he felt threatened when he came across a man while guarding his farm in south-eastern France in 2010.

French man faces third trial in long-running paedophilia ring case

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The Outreau affair - named after French seaside town where the participants lived - rocked France when it first hit the headlines in 2001.

Former French minister and police chief 'to stand trial' over cash payments

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Former French minister Claude Guéant and a former director-general of the French national police force, Michel Gaudin, are to stand trial later this year on charges of misappropriation of public funds, Mediapart has learnt. The judicial investigation into the two men was prompted by an official administration report which found that Guéant received a secret monthly tax-free bonus of 10,000 euros in cash between the summer of 2002 and up to the summer of 2004, paid out of funds destined for police activities, while he served as chief-of-staff to then interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy. Michel Deléan reports.

Ageing French 'jihadist' stands trial in Paris

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Gilles Le Guen, 60, faces ten years in jail for allegedly collaborating with Al-Qaeda’s branch in Mali, where he was captured in 2013.

Retired French electrician and wife guilty of 'receiving' stolen Picasso hoard

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The pensioner claimed 271 works by Pablo Picasso, stored in his garage, were gifts from the artist's widow for odd jobs he did at her home.

French prosecutors seek trial of HSBC Swiss arm for abetting tax evasion

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The financial crime prosecutors' office has ecommended charges be brought against the bank for encouraging tax fraud and money laundering.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex-ring pimping trial ends

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The presiding judge of the trial of the former IMF chief, accused of pimping in orgies organised with cohorts, will deliver his verdicts in June.

Prosecutor calls for Dominique Strauss-Kahn's acquittal

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The prosecutor at the Lille trial into a sex ring involving the former IMF chief said there was insufficient evidence he was involved in pimping.

The mist starts clearing in Bettencourt abuse trial

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The trial of ten men accused of profiting from the dementia-suffering multi-billionaire Liliane Bettencourt enters its final stages on Monday, after three weeks of hearings. The court in Bordeaux has heard the extraordinary detail of how a disparate group of defendants, including high-society dandies, wealth managers, lawyers, solicitors and a former minister, gravitated around the fortune of the L’Oréal cosmetic company heiress, as first revealed by Mediapart in 2010. This week the court in Bordeaux will proceed with the last cross-examinations, before hearing the final arguments of the defence and prosecution. Mediapart’s legal affairs correspondent Michel Deléan, present in court since the start of the case, reports on the outcome so far.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn may win acquittal but trial exposes social misery

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Prostitutes' testimony during the trial in which the former IMF chief answered charges of pimping reveals world of deprivation and abuse.

Another witness accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of forced sex act

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A former prostitute told a French court the former IMF boss, on trial for pimping, sodomised her as if she was 'an object for his consumption'.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn denies knowing women at orgies were prostitutes

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The former IMF boss told French court that sex parties in France and the US were 'festive and playful', despite prostitute's harrowing testimony.

France’s Hotel Carlton pimping trial hears about lives of Lille prostitutes

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The women, some of whom had been abused as children, were passed around men in hotel rooms, apartments and as 'dessert' at business lunches.

Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn faces French pimping trial on Monday

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Investigating magistrates say Strauss-Kahn knew he was dealing with prostitutes when taking part in sex parties in Paris, Lille and Washington.

French oil giant Total faces corruption trial

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The company, whose CEO died in a plane crash last month, is accused of bribing Iranian officials for contracts beginning in the 1990s.