Israel commandos on Tuesday boarded a French yacht heading for Gaza in defiance of its naval blockade, and were bringing it to shore after what the military said was an uneventful takeover.
Police have questioned Dominique Strauss-Kahn's ex-wife, Brigitte Guillemette, as part of an investigation into a French writer's claims he tried to rape her in 2003, a judicial source said Monday.
The mother of a French journalist who claims Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her says she had a consensual but "brutal" sexual encounter with the former IMF chief before the alleged attack on her daughter.
At least three Israeli military ships surrounded a French-flagged yacht as it neared Gaza, seeking to breach Israel's blockade on the territory, an organiser told AFP on Tuesday.
A 4-year-old girl lost an ear and her nose in a horrifying attack by a dog in the northern coastal town of Boulogne on Saturday evening.
Air passengers in France have been warned to brace themselves for a summer of disruption as cabin crew and pilots plan industrial action.
The wife of a French politician has admitted she planned to kill her husband but lost her nerve at the last minute.