France and Germany want a new EU treaty by March with tougher budgetary rules to deal with the eurozone debt crisis, President Nicolas Sarkozy and Chancellor Angela Merkel said after crisis talks on Monday.
A management student from Alsace was voted Miss France, 24 hours before another student from the south of France was elected Miss Prestige National.
Norway-born politician Eva Joly, the French Green movement’s presidential candidate, has slammed as “racist” a column in a prominent magazine that appears to mock her French accent.
The trial of a couple accused of torturing and killing a ten-year-old has begun in l’Ain in the east of France. The victim Valentin Crémault was found in 2008 with 44 knife wounds in his body.
French Prime Minister François Fillon told the Socialists on Sunday to end their anti-German comments and called on left-wing candidate François Hollande to bring his party under control.
Greenpeace activists sneaked into a French nuclear power plant on Monday, the environmental group announced, an "intrusion" which police confirmed.