A LOOK over the news headlines from France.
French values challenged in schools
Karim, from Saint-Denis, just north of Paris, does not believe the official account of the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Twelve people died when two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, fired on the journalists on 7 January. Five others were killed over the two following days by one of their associates.
"I don't know who did this, but they are not Muslims," says the 18-year-old, standing outside his school.
French investigate mystery of 'murdered' rugby roosters
A French farmer has been left scratching for clues after more than 30 of her famous rugby roosters were "murdered" within days.
Mado Delpech's proud cockerels have become a familiar site in French international rugby games, when she releases them on the pitch to ruffle rivals' feathers. The Gallic cockerel, or "coq gaulois", is the French team's mascot.
Charlie Hebdo awarded special prize at French comics festival
French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was awarded a special prize at the 42nd International Angoulême Comics Festival on Thursday, three weeks after two gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on the publication’s office in Paris.
Front National finance czar charged with fraud over election campaign funding
A friend and ally of far-right leader Marine Le Pen is being prosecuted by the fraud squad over the funding of some of her Front National’s (FN) election campaigns.