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CATCH up with some of the headlines from France.

France more open for business than US and Germany, claims Arnaud Montebourg
France is more open to foreign investment than the US or Germany, the country's industry minister has claimed, as he singled out Britain as being in “even bigger difficulty than France over its budget deficit”.

Horsemeat scandal: EU ministers want faster action on meat labelling
A European Commission report on tougher rules about origins of frozen beef products is expected but not until the end of 2013.

French photographer killed in Syria
French freelance photographer Olivier Voisin died in a Turkish hospital three days after suffering from shrapnel wounds sustained while covering clashes in northern Syria.

France's work ethic: flâneurs on the treadmill
A US industrialist claims the French don't want to work. In fact, the opposite is the case.

Debate over the use of Twitter in the French National Assembly
Twitter and the French National Assembly… compatible or not… the social network played an unexpected and important role in the law on same sex marriage. And for the first time ever the micro blogging site was quoted during parliamentary debate.

David Beckham debut a good start to Paris St-Germain love affair
It had been almost a month since David Beckham and Paris St-Germain fell into each other's arms, but it was not until late on Sunday night that the mutual infatuation was consummated under the lights at a bitterly cold Parc des Princes.

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