A LOOK over some of the news headlines from France.
Five homeless die as cold snap hits France
Five homeless men have died of hypothermia or in a fire they had apparently lit to warm up as a cold snap hit France in the past few days, authorities announced on Tuesday.
North Korean student on the run in France after escaping from Pyongyang's agents
North Korean student "in hiding" in Paris after attempted abduction, say diplomats, as details emerge of France's murky "student cooperation scheme" with the Communist regime to improve Pyongyang's architecture.
French high court upholds dismissal of mercy-killing doctor
The Council of State upheld Tuesday the decision by the French Order of Doctors to dismiss mercy-killing Dr Bonnemaison, forbidding him to practise medicine. He was acquitted last June of his accusation of “poisoning” seven patients.
Segolene Royal defeats 'ridiculous' Paris ban on open log fires
Parisians wishing to settle down in front of a warm log fire over the cold winter nights breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the ban on open log fires in the Paris region, set to begin on January 1, was overturned.