Firemen control blaze at iconic Marseille building
Firemen in Marseille on Friday brought under control a fire that had broken out at the city's iconic ‘Cité Radieuse’ housing complex. The full extent of the damage is still not yet known.
France's National Front: 'The party of poor people'?
The French presidential election, beginning in April, promises to be a close run thing and the right-wing National Front party are looking to gain votes out of France's social and economic unrest.
Nicolas Sarkozy unveils series of right-wing social policies
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled a series of conservative social reforms on Thursday, including plans to force the jobless to accept offers of work, just days before he is due to officially launch his re-election campaign.
Sarkozy vows to keep Fessenheim nuclear plant running
French President Nicolas Sarkozy told cheering workers at France's oldest nuclear power plant at Fessenheim that he will keep it running and slammed his Socialist opponent François Hollande for promising to close it down.
French former government minister charged with corruption
Eric Woerth alleged to have taken cash from L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt to fund Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign.
Guerlain perfumer regrets 'imbecilic' remarks, racism trial hears
Jean-Paul Guerlain's comments on French TV in 2010 triggered street protests and legal action by anti-racism groups.