News stops: Dieppe remembers WWII battle
HERE is a quick pick of headlines from France.
Dieppe remembers bloody WWII battle
Seventy years ago the French coastal town of Dieppe, in Normandy, saw one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Nearly two-thirds of the 6,000 allied soldiers who stormed the beach on 19 August 1942 were killed or captured.
Book lifts lid on François Hollande's campaign and bitter views of Sarkozy
Novelist Laurent Binet uses special access to French president to portray him as an affable and determined 'war machine'.
Champagne suffers worst season in decades
Champagne is suffering its worst grape growing season in decades due to an "unprecedented" blight of frost, hail and disease, leading experts to warn that prospects for the coming harvest look increasingly dim.
Gérard Depardieu accused of punching motorist in road rage assault
French actor alleged to have struck a car driver in the face after collision in the sixth arrondissement of Paris.
Air France pilots accept productivity deal to save jobs
Air France pilots are to accept a deal that will increase their workload by 20 per cent.
France to let Roma work to end camps row
France will consider granting migrants from Romania and Bulgaria the right to work in a move designed to end a row over the treatment of 15,000 Roma living in makeshift camps across the country.