News stops: Bring in the army, says Marseille mayor
A LOOK over the news headlines from France.
Marseille mayor calls for army to be deployed to tackle gang warfare
François Hollande on Thursday faced calls from the Socialist mayor of a tough Marseille neighbourhood to send in the army to tackle the city's gang warfare.
Vivendi plans to cut jobs and costs amid price war
French media and telecoms giant Vivendi has said it will cut costs, including jobs, as it reported a drop in second-quarter net profits mainly due to its struggling telecoms unit.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn movie due to start filming
Film to join array of books and plays about French politician arrested over alleged attempted rape of US hotel worker.
UN slams France over Roma expulsions
UN special rapporteurs have accused France’s Socialist government of fuelling racism against Roma with its recent clearances of travellers’ camps.