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French finance ministry searched
French Finance Minister Thierry Breton
Thierry Breton became finance minister this month
Police acting on a judge's instructions have searched the offices of the French Finance Minister, Thierry Breton.

The investigation is reported to be linked to a probe into the accounts of French chemicals firm Rhodia, where Mr Breton was previously a board member.

Mr Breton, appointed finance minister on 2 June, is on a visit to the US.

The authorities are investigating claims of inaccurate accounting and insider trading at Rhodia between 1999 and 2002.

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