The surprise emergence from hiding of the maid who accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape has raised the stakes again in the torrid case a week ahead of the next court hearing.
A court in Burundi on Monday found a Frenchman guilty of raping five teenagers, giving him a 25-year jail sentence and a fine of €14,000 ($20,000).
A 25-year old woman who died when she drove the wrong way on the A7 motorway and collided with another car had 2.3 grams of alcohol in her blood. The legal limit in France is 0.5 grams.
Investigators said they will unveil new findings on Friday revealing the "exact circumstances" of the deadly crash of an Air France jet in the Atlantic in 2009.
French detectives interviewed a celebrity former news anchor Monday in connection with allegations of attempted rape against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, sources said.
Moves by France and Italy to curb the flow of Arab Spring migrants this year violated the spirit, but not the rules, of Europe's border-free Schengen area, the European Commission said on Monday.
France needs fewer immigrants to work in construction and IT, according to a new set of government proposals.
An increase in the number of wolf attacks this year has led to calls for tough action to cut numbers.
The 'doyenne', the name given to the oldest known living woman in the country, has passed to 113-year old Marcelle Narbonne, a former typist who still enjoys a glass of champagne.
The father of Norwegian mass killing suspect Anders Behring Breivik has spoken of his shame at his son's actions.