Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have named their baby daughter Guilia, the Italian spelling of the popular European name.
The Somali kidnappers of disabled Frenchwoman Marie Dedieu, who died after being snatched from her home in Kenya, are demanding a ransom for the return of her body, France's defence minister said on Thursday.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, 43, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday evening, their first child as a couple.
Unions and feminist groups have pointed to an alarming number of students who finance their studies through prostitution.
France's industry minister, Eric Besson, caused much mirth on Wednesday when a flirtatious private message meant for his wife was sent as a public tweet, to his 13,000 followers.
France's TV and radio watchdog, the CSA, has warned five channels for giving too much coverage to the Socialist party over the last quarter.
While his wife, Carla Bruni, recovers after giving birth to their first child in a private Paris clinic, President Sarkozy is unlikely to take his statutory paternity lpleeave or slow down his working life.