SOME of the news headlines from France.
French minister says capital gains to be taxed as income
French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said Wednesday that capital gains, interest and dividends would be taxed as regular income as the country tries to close a 30-billion-euro gap in public finances.
Desir is new party leader
Euro MP Harlem Desir, a former leader of the anti-racism group SOS Racisme, will be the new leader of the Parti Socialiste and is set to be the first black leader of a major European political party.
Call for cameras at every mosque in France after new attack
A Muslim leader called Wednesday for surveillance cameras to be installed at every mosque in France following the latest in a series of attacks on Islamic places of worship.
French alps shootings: latest press conference
Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud says the success of the inquiry does not rest solely on the future testimony of the 7-year-old who survived the attack.