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× French minister resigns after luxury dinners scandal

PARIS --- France's Environment Minister Francois de Rugy on Tuesday said he was resigning after reports accusing him of extravagant spending, including on luxury dinners, but lashed out at what he described as a "media lynching."


"The attacks and media lynching targeting my family force me to take the necessary step back... I presented my resignation to the prime minister this morning," said…