Greece courts Sarkozy after German bail-out win

Greece courts Sarkozy after German bail-out win

Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou brought his campaign to save his economy to Paris on Friday as nervous markets turned their attention to a key international audit of Greek finances.

Ten spectacular reasons to climb Mont Blanc

Ten spectacular reasons to climb Mont Blanc

Are you pining for your next adventure but not sure mainland Europe’s highest point is the answer? The Local’s Karen Holst found there’s plenty to gain from the pain of conquering Mont Blanc. Just watch out for the horny goats.

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Schoolchildren riot over holiday cut rumour

Several hundred French schoolchildren went on the rampage on Friday after false rumours spread that President Nicolas Sarkozy's government wants to take away a large slice of their school holidays.

Paris Metro gives lessons in good manners

Paris Metro gives lessons in good manners

Police, sociologists and elected officials got together with the management of Paris’ metro and bus network this week to talk about ways to improve the behaviour of the 10 million passengers the system carries each day.

Paris prepares for a Sleepless Night

Paris prepares for a Sleepless Night

The annual Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night) takes place on Saturday night with artists and performers staging exhibits and events throughout the night until Sunday morning.

Marine Le Pen tries to woo teachers

Marine Le Pen tries to woo teachers

Front National leader Marine Le Pen struck a very different tone to her father, the former leader of the far-right party, when she gave a speech aimed at winning over teachers to the party cause.

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Top Lyon cop held in corruption probe

The number two in the Lyon police has been held for questioning over alleged corruption charges.

Banon confronts DSK over alleged rape attempt

Banon confronts DSK over alleged rape attempt

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a police-arranged confrontation on Thursday with the French writer who accuses him of a 2003 rape attempt, an allegation she repeated in the face-to-face meeting.