An Airbus A340 belonging to Air France was grounded in Boston after a mechanic noticed that 30 screws were missing.
A chain of French hotels is going all out to welcome Chinese visitors by adapting its menus and TV channels and giving its employees the necessary language skills.
An official statement by the French president's office to mark the death of Danielle Mitterrand has been criticized for a series of grammatical errors.
An elevator fell in a Paris apartment block on Thursday afternoon, killing one man and injuring three others, two of them seriously.
Two female foreign journalists, including one working for French TV channel France 3, described harrowing sexual assaults carried out by crowds or police as they tried to cover demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
A gang kidnapped two French nationals at gunpoint from their hotel in the Malian desert on Thursday, local security sources said, the latest in a string of abductions of foreigners in the troubled region.