Veiled woman given driving fine

Veiled woman given driving fine

A woman in Brittany was slapped with a €35 ($45) fine after police spotted her driving her car wearing a full-face veil.

Museums and galleries enjoy bumper year

Museums and galleries enjoy bumper year

Figures released on Wednesday show a 5 percent increase in the number of visits to France's 1,000 plus museums and galleries this year.

Most annoying politicians named in poll

Most annoying politicians named in poll

Former Socialist presidential candidate Ségolène Royal tops a new poll asking French people to name the most irritating politicians.

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Google fined for faulty word suggestion

Google France has been ordered to pay €50,000 ($64,670) to a French company after its search engine automatically added the word "escroc" ("crook" or "swindler") after the company's name.

France approves tax on fizzy drinks

France approves tax on fizzy drinks

France's top constitutional body on Wednesday approved a new tax on sugary drinks that aims to fight obesity while giving a boost to state coffers.

Breast implant tycoon hits back over scandal

Breast implant tycoon hits back over scandal

Holed up at his home in the south of France, the founder of troubled breast implant manufacturer PIP is fighting back against a growing international scandal over his allegedly faulty products.