A former French minister was detained Tuesday for questioning over alleged kickbacks on arms deals said to have funded the presidential campaign of a key ally of President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Canada's decision to withdraw from the Kyoto protocol is "bad news" for global efforts against climate change, the French foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
A camel wreaked havoc in the town of Sarlat in Dordogne after escaping during a Christmas market.
A diver off the coast near the southern city of Marseille found several weapons left under water. Police suspect the arms might be linked to a spike in shootings on the Riviera in recent weeks.
A 32-year-old woman, Hind Ahmas, has been sentenced 15 days of 'citizenship service' after she was caught wearing a full-face veil in public and refused to remove it.