News stops: Teargas used to clear airport protest camp
HERE is a look over some of the news headlines from France.
French protesters destroy imported GM soya
A group of environmental activists destroyed a cargo of genetically modified soya in the French port of Lorient on Friday, hoping to highlight the presence of GM products in the food chain.
French police teargas airport site squatters ahead of new demo
French police fired teargas as they tried to clear squatters from the site of a proposed airport near the western city of Nantes. Protesters threw bottles, stones and firecrackers at about 500 police on the day before a planned turnout of thousands to protest at the project.
French MPs caught out playing online poker on their tablets to stave off boredom during debates
French MPs have been caught playing online poker and chess and buying wine and clothes on their electronic tablets in the National Assembly, sparking calls for the new Socialist speaker to scramble wireless signals in the chamber for the sake of democracy.
Moving Sale: A Château on the Cheap?
Facing the prospect of hefty tax hikes, some wealthy French homeowners are racing to put their properties on the market—which can mean discounts for foreigners on a Provençal estate or Parisian pied-à-terre.