French banks face difficulties in raising short-term cash in dollars, the head of France's banking federation said on Monday confirming a recent study by Moody's Investors Service.
France coach Laurent Blanc on Saturday expressed exasperation over criticism of his side's play following their 2-1 defeat of Albania in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier.
The wife of President Sarkozy, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, told a French news programme on Sunday evening that she does not plan to expose the child she is expecting to the glare of publicity.
A couple from Nice have been granted a divorce after 21 years of marriage on the grounds of an "absence of sexual relations for several years" which was judged to be "solely the fault of the husband."
A retired married couple aged 72 and 77 were discovered murdered in their home, having been stabbed to death and bound with wire.
Actor Gérard Depardieu has tried to laugh off his recent lack of bladder control on a flight from Paris to Dublin by recording a video mocking the incident.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, his hopes for the French presidency scuppered by a sensational New York sex scandal, returned to Paris on Sunday to a media frenzy and an uneasy welcome from his Socialist allies.
Jacques Chirac's embezzlement trial opens on Monday with his lawyers arguing that the French former president is too unwell to attend but insisting that the case must still go ahead.