A probe into alleged illegal campaign funding linked to a deadly 2002 Pakistan bombing drew closer to Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday, with the French president's best man and a former aide detained.
The Paris prosecutor on Tuesday asked for French former president Jacques Chirac and nine other accused to be acquitted in a graft trial relating to his time as Paris mayor.
Police searching a warehouse outside Paris had a shock when they discovered a stolen 6 x 2.5 metre modular army command post.
New Zealand media blasted France's team as an "insult" and a "farce" on Wednesday claiming they had chosen an experimental line-up to face the mighty All Blacks.
In another public display of affection, the girlfriend of French businessman Arnaud Lagardère has revealed he and his girlfriend have had tattoos to show their devotion to each other.
A new campaign was launched on Wednesday to warn Parisians and tourists they risk a fine if they throw litter or urinate in the street.
Masked gunmen disguised as police raided a safe deposit centre near Paris on Wednesday, killing a guard and wounding two others before taking a hostage and shooting at police during their getaway.
Three French men are being held following a fight in which a 37-year-old British man was killed in the early hours of Monday morning on the French Riviera.