placeholder image

Streaming site defeats Universal Music France

Deezer won a legal victory on Monday when a French court threw out a complaint by Universal Music France seeking to block the music streaming site from using its catalogue of songs.

France will hold on to triple-A rating: bank chief

France will hold on to triple-A rating: bank chief

The French government is "fully committed" to preserving its triple-A sovereign debt rating and the French economy is strong, the head of banking giant Societe Generale said on Tuesday.

French towns trapped by Swiss franc rise

French towns trapped by Swiss franc rise

Hundreds of towns, local authorities and public bodies around France are struggling to pay back loans that were indexed against the euro-franc exchange rate as a result of the rise in value of the Swiss currency.

placeholder image

Workers’ morale plunges to lowest level ever

An index that measures morale among white-collar professionals in France has shown a dramatic drop in their confidence, falling 30 points in August to its lowest ever score of -55.

Charlize Theron makes quick change in new Dior ad

Charlize Theron makes quick change in new Dior ad

South African actress Charlize Theron is seen running through the Palace of Versailles on her way to model in a fashion show in a lavish new commercial for Christian Dior's J'adore perfume.

placeholder image

Sex scandal ‘king’ denies allegations

A senior union official at Parisian transport authority, RATP, who allegedly called himself 'the king' and demanded sexual favours from women in return for career advancement has hit back in an interview with French daily Le Parisien.

placeholder image

Judge excuses ailing Chirac from graft trial

A French court ruled on Monday that Jacques Chirac's embezzlement trial go ahead in his absence after a medical report said the 78-year-old former president was too unwell and suffered memory loss.