German authorities said Monday they had raided the homes of six men suspected of taking part in a Nazi massacre of 642 mainly women and children in a French village in 1944.
A three-year-old boy who was killed in a washing machine is to be burried on Tuesday in Germigny-l'Evêque near Paris. His 33-year-old father had stuffed him into a washing machine and switched it on.
Paris police have banned beggars from loitering in some of the city's busiest spots over the festive season.
An official for the youth branch of France's ruling UMP tweeted on Monday that Greenpeace activists who broke into French nuclear plants should be shot. He has since been fired and has apologised.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Monday welcomed France and Germany's push for tough fiscal standards in the eurozone, but said more steps were needed to tackle the
France and Germany called on Monday for Europe's leaders to agree strict rules for fiscal discipline at their summit this week, as Standard and Poor's threatened the region with sweeping ratings downgrades.