A LOOK over some of the recent headlines from France.
French and Malian forces approach Timbuktu
Troops are said to be pressing towards key city in northern Mali after seizing Gao from al-Qaida-linked Islamists.
French men ready to kick Britain out of EU, women not so sure
French support for Britain staying in the European Union has slumped, two polls to be published in rival newspapers on Sunday indicate, albeit with some major differences and unexpected caveats.
How Hugo and Manet unveiled Paris's poor and privileged faces
With the film of Les Misérables on release and a Royal Academy exhibition opening, France's cultural giants and their views of the city take on a fresh importance.
Algiers: a city where France is the promised land – and still the enemy
Andrew Hussey believes the only way to makes sense of the problems Algeria faces today is to look back into its colonial history. He takes a journey through 21st-century Algiers – into a dark past.
French court says Twitter must identify racist tweeters
A French court ruled Thursday that Twitter, which has steadfastly refused calls to police its millions of users, must hand over data to help identify the authors of racist or anti-Semitic tweets.