Jacques Chirac was, in several polls, thought the worst president in the history of the Fifth Republic
when he left office just 30 months ago
France’s former president Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial on embezzlement charges.
The unprecedented move against an ex-French head
Arguably the world’s best known French character turned 50 on Thursday, October 29, a birthday celebrated by the entire nation.
It was 1959 when
Only hours after being sworn-in for a second term as chancellor, Angela Merkel was being welcomed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee
The guilty verdicts handed down on Tuesday in France’s “Angolagate” arms scandal have lobbed a bomb into the political class.
Four of the six leaders of the Scientology Church in France have been found guilty of fraud in a case that has highlighted concerns about the group’s
One of the biggest arms dealing trials in history has wound up in France with prison terms for some former high-ranking officials, notably the former
Unemployment in France increased by 21,600 people in Septmber, which is a slight increase says the government.
The total number of jobless people
The rape trial of a French paedophile who has asked to be physically castrated begins today. Francis Evrard, who has already spent 30 years in prison
A spectacular light show has decorated the Eiffel Tower as part of the festivities to mark its 120th birthday.
The rain failed to dampen the
The 23-year-old son of French President Nicolas Sarkozy has dropped his bid to take over the public agency that oversees La Defense, the wealthy
The first illegal migrants to be deported jointly by Britain and France have arrived in Afghanistan. It’s part of a bitterly contested crackdown on
Six supermarket workers in France have escaped unhurt after being held hostage by suspected armed robbers.
The drama unfolded early this morning
Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has accused President Nicolas Sarkozy of hanging him on a “butcher’s hook” after the Paris
The Greens in the European Parliament have had a climate refugee sculpted in ice for this week’s full assembly sitting in Strasbourg. The statue
The prosecution is demanding an 18-month suspended prison term and a 45,000 euro fine in the trial of former French Prime Minister Dominique de
France’s rail workers are striking for the first time since last November, and it has produced chaos in Paris.
International traffic is
France has become the first European country to introduce a new voluntary finger printing system which should allow speedy travel within the EU bloc
French and Spanish police are congratulating each other after a dawn raid in Britanny captured the suspected head of ETA’s political wing, Batasuna
The four-times Oscar winner rarely appears in public, but Clint Eastwood made an exception when he received the first Prix Lumiere in the French city
All over France thousands of farmers have been staging protests against the plummeting price of their produce.
Tractors blocked main routes into
The Russian government is increasing pressure on Renault to help debt-laden carmaker AvtoVAZ.
The French company has a 25 percent stake in