French auto giant PSA Peugeot Citroen on Wednesday said it planned to slash thousands of jobs in Europe as part of an €800-million cost-cutting plan amid a stagnating European car market.
If, as expected, President Sarkozy announces he plans to run for re-election in 2012, he will find that the obvious domain name, nicolassarkozy2012.fr, will not be available.
Rumours that England international David Beckham is set to move to France to play for Paris Saint-Germain have been boosted by claims that T-shirts bearing his name have been ordered.
The tiny village of Calamane in the south west Midi-Pyrénées region was the unexpected beneficiary when a 79-year-old widow showed her appreciation of her former neighbours by leaving €327,000 ($455,000) in her will.
The French rugby team has been slapped with a £2,500 ($4,000) fine for its show of defiance during the haka performed by the New Zealand team before the kick-off in Sunday's World Cup final.
A strike at the newly-revamped Musée d'Orsay kept it closed to the public for a sixth day on Tuesday by a strike launched to demand extra manpower to staff the larger, renovated space, the museum said.
Prime Minister François Fillon said on Tuesday that French banks need to increase their capital by about €10 billion ($14 billion) to deal with the debt crisis but will not require public money to do so.