IF it has been a busy week for you, here is a chance to catch up with some of the news that has been making the headlines in France.
Air France Rio crash: Jet plunged in minutes - BBC News
The Air France jet which crashed into the Atlantic en route from Rio in 2009 stalled and fell in three and a half minutes, French investigators report.
G8 summit: Nicolas Sarkozy seizes his chance to play to the gallery - The Guardian
The French president appeared to be speaking more as president of France than as leader of a group of countries.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn lawyers attack rape accuser's credibility - The Guardian
Former IMF chief's defence team says it has information that could 'gravely undermine' hotel maid's account.
On board France's flagship aircraft carrier off Libya - BBC News
France has been at the forefront of recent military action in Libya and its flagship vessel, the Charles de Gaulle, is currently positioned as an assault ship.
Cave paintings dig deep into our nature - The Guardian
The prehistoric pictures daubed on the walls of caverns in the Ardèche show the first stirrings of our artistic consciousness.
Sarkozy minister accused of sexual harassment - The Guardian
Prosecutors have opened a preliminary rape and sexual assault investigation against Georges Tron, the civil service minister, after the complaints were lodged.
David Cameron to resist French plan for internet regulation - The Guardian
Nicolas Sarkozy calls for worldwide web controls at G8 summit, but Google chairman urges leaders to resist legislation.
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