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Ex-minister charged with rape

A former French minister and mayor with the ruling party has been charged with rape after accusations he sexually assaulted women working for him at city hall, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Sales get off to soggy start

The twice yearly sales started yesterday under cloudy skies in most of the country.

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Three year old spends day on school bus

A girl in Saint-Calais, Sarthe, was left on a bus yesterday and spent the day in a car park.

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Teen arrested for schoolgirl murder

The mother of the 14-year old boy accused of murdering a 13-year old girl said he wanted to “protect his sister”.

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Hollande and Aubry neck-and-neck

A new poll shows the two Socialists ahead of other candidates in the upcoming primaries.

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Galliano tells court: I remember nothing

Fashion designer John Galliano will learn 11 weeks from today the outcome of his day-long trial on charges of hurling racist and anti-Semitic remarks at patrons in a hip Paris bar.