Rugby star’s dad sorry for on-pitch rumpus

Rugby star’s dad sorry for on-pitch rumpus

Lucien Harinordoquy, the father of Biarritz captain Imanol, apologised on Wednesday for running onto the pitch to defend his son in a fight that erupted during Tuesday's game with Bayonne.

Europe in ‘existential crisis’: French foreign minister

Europe in ‘existential crisis’: French foreign minister

France's Foreign Minister Alain Juppé said on Wednesday that the financial crisis ravaging Europe's debt-ridden economies had called the European Union's very survival into question.

Oscar Wilde’s Paris tomb made safe from dangerous kisses

Oscar Wilde’s Paris tomb made safe from dangerous kisses

Oscar Wilde's renovated Paris tomb was unveiled on Wednesday, complete with a new glass barrier to shield the monument to the quintessential dandy from a torrent of admiring kisses.

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Teddy bear punishment causes canteen upset

A system that placed red teddy bear stickers against the names of children whose parents had failed to pay their school canteen contributions has caused upset in the western town of Ruffec.

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Hunt for mystery blonde in DSK case

Lawyers for the New York hotel maid who is bringing a civil case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn want to question a blonde woman who they claim accompanied the former IMF boss into the Sofitel hotel.

‘The Lady’: Burma’s Suu Kyi biopic on release

‘The Lady’: Burma’s Suu Kyi biopic on release

Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gets a celluloid reincarnation on Wednesday when a movie version of her life by "Fifth Element" and "The Big Blue" director Luc Besson goes on release in France.

Chinese panda loan to France kept top secret

Chinese panda loan to France kept top secret

As world leaders held frenzied talks to try to save the crisis-hit eurozone in the south of France earlier this month, the fate of two giant pandas destined for a French zoo hung in the balance.

Plan to cover Eiffel Tower in plants

Plan to cover Eiffel Tower in plants

A remarkable plan has been revealed by Le Figaro newspaper which could see Paris' most famous landmark covered in plants.