HERE is a quick catch up on what has been making the headlines in France over the past few days, and check the archive of French news stories.
France's Chirac ordered to stand trial - Yahoo! News
A judicial official says former French President Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial in an alleged corruption scandal dating back to his 1977-1995 tenure as Paris mayor.
Swine flu cases surge in Paris - The Connexion
Swine flu infection rates have surged in the Paris area with an 80% rise in child cases in the Ile-de-France.
'Involuntary manslaughter' charge over French crash - Chard & Ilminster News
A former police inspector will appear before a French Court next month charged with involuntary manslaughter, following a car crash in France which killed four people from Somerset.
Renault posts 11 percent earnings drop - France 24
French car maker Renault reported an 11-percent drop in quarterly earnings on Thursday but said the decline was slower than the first half of the year and sales had picked up.
Carla Bruni attacked as new Marie Antoinette of France by magazine - Telegraph
Point de Vue presents the 41-year-old wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy as a daffy multi-millionaire socialite who does very little real work and is completely out of touch with ordinary people.
France accused 44 years on over Moroccan's vanishing - The Guardian
Today's tribute by human rights groups and Ben Barka's family – his elderly widow and four children – came at the end of a month which had been expected to bring a breakthrough in the case.
France halts African leaders case - BBC
A French appeals court halts an embezzlement case against the leaders of Congo and Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon's ex-leader.
Love letter from France washes up in bottle on Cornish beach - Telegraph
A French message in a bottle telling of a love lost was found washed up on a Cornish beach.
YouTube 'cry of anger' publicises plight of French steel plant's sacked staff - The Guardian
Christian de Mitri, a 49-year-old karaoke king from the eastern region of Lorraine, has become an unlikely hero of the workers' movement after a song he wrote and recorded at home was launched on the internet.
Resistance hero 'told to leave' - BBC
A British officer who trained French Resistance fighters during World War II was told to "go home" by Charles de Gaulle, newly released files show.