France and Belgium stepped in on Tuesday to guarantee the financing of troubled cross-border bank Dexia as its shares plunged spectacularly on reports that it was to be broken up.
The company of French businessman Bernard Tapie is seeking to take control of online gambling site Full Tilt Poker, shut down under US accusations that it was essentially a Ponzi scheme.
The mayor of the northern French town of Cousolre will appear in court on Tuesday for slapping an adolescent who allegedly insulted and even threatened to kill him.
Friends of a 33-year-old Indian man who died when he tried to protect a woman who was being mugged on a Paris metro train are trying to raise money to send his body back to India for a funeral.
Kenyan police beefed up security on Tuesday as efforts continued to obtain the release of a disabled
Frenchwoman dependent on regular medication who was snatched by gunmen from her beachfront home.
If you're a diplomat or have tax-free status at an international organization, a special scheme from Volvo means that you can buy a premium car at favourable prices - and gain many benefits besides.
French is still the second most widely studied language in Europe until the age of about 15, although it loses out to German with older pupils.
Swiss side Sion announced on Monday they have withdrawn their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the Swiss Football League in a dispute over the eligibity of new players.
The French and Belgian governments will "step in if necessary" to bail out French-Belgian bank Dexia, Belgium's finance minister Didier Reynders said Tuesday, amid rumours of a break-up after
emergency boardroom talks.
Customers are frustrated with banks that have inconvenient opening hours and long queues, according to a new survey.
A civil servant who attacked Nicolas Sarkozy while the president was on a walkabout in June has been punished with a three-month suspension from his job.