France coach Marc Lievremont finally smiled at the World Cup after his side pulled off one of their storied recoveries to dump their English nemesis out of the tournament on Saturday.
The Huffington Post said on Monday it will launch a French edition in partnership with newspaper Le Monde, as the influential news and opinion website continues its push to expand outside North America.
A meteorite chose the roof of a house belonging to a Mrs Comette in the southern suburbs of Paris to make its acquaintance with the planet Earth.
Motorists on a busy road were shocked to see a dying man staggering along the side of the A54 motorway between the southern towns of Nîmes and Arles on Sunday.
Belgium, France and Luxembourg rescued Dexia on Monday, splitting up the bank after it became the first lender to succumb to Europe's debt crisis as the eurozone braced to recapitalise its banks.
A policewoman allegedly shot her boyfriend and then herself after he told her their relationship was over.
Five paintings worth €100 million ($135 million) including works by Picasso, Matisse and Modigliano, could have been tossed into a rubbish bin and crushed according to one of the suspects.
France's opposition Socialists boasted on Sunday that a strong turnout in their primary was an early victory in the battle to oust Nicolas Sarkozy, but failed to choose a clear winner of their own.