A LOOK at some of the news headlines from France.
EU sets France tough new deficit targets, Sapin says can be reached
The European Union has tightened targets for the reduction of France’s budget deficit two days after extending the deadline to reduce it to below three per cent for another two years. Finance Minister Michel Sapin described the new requirements as “demanding” but said they will be reached.
Body of young woman found inside snow machine at French ski resort
French police say the body of a young woman has been found inside a machine that scoops and sucks up snow at a ski resort in the Pyrenees.
Non-residents’ CSG ruled illegal
FRANCE’S policy of levying the 15.5% social contributions on income from non-residents renting out or selling French homes has been deemed illegal by the European Court.
American WWII vets awarded Legion of Honor by France
Five American World War II veterans received France's highest honor Friday during a moving ceremony aboard a French naval vessel moored in Florida.
The five, ages 89 to 93, were awarded the Legion of Honor for their contributions to the liberation of different regions of France.
Stolen Picasso posted as a cheap Christmas present
A painting by Pablo Picasso stolen from the Pompidou Centre in Paris has been found by a US customs official after it was posted across the Atlantic disguised as a cheap Christmas present.