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Samsung files patent complaint against Apple in France

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Monday it had filed a complaint in France against its US rival Apple for infringement of three mobile phone technology patents in its iPhone and iPad tablet
computers.

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Dacia gears up to sell cars online

Automaker Dacia, a unit of French giant Renault, is to start testing sales of its cars online later this week, initially in Italy, but later in other European countries.

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Road deaths hit lowest ever August level

French roads were safer in the busy holiday month of August than in any other August since records were first collected in 1956, according to data released on Monday by the national highway agency, Sécurité Routière.

Danny Glover receives French arts award

Danny Glover receives French arts award

American actor Danny Glover was honoured with one of France's highest honours, the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, in a ceremony on Monday evening.

African dirty cash scandal rocks France

African dirty cash scandal rocks France

African leaders gave French former president Jacques Chirac and possible presidential candidate Dominique de Villepin $20 million in cash, including to finance elections, a lawyer said Monday.

Aubry attacks blogger over rumours

Aubry attacks blogger over rumours

A blogger from Strasbourg appeared in court on Monday to face charges from former Socialist chief Martine Aubry that he had defamed her by publishing rumours about her sexual and private life and about her husband's activities as a lawyer.

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Bank seeks damages from Mail on Sunday

As French bank Société Générale lost another 10 percent of its stock market value on Monday, reports emerged the bank was planning to sue British newspaper The Mail on Sunday over an article it published in August.