Bakers at war over forced one day closure

Bakers at war over forced one day closure

A decision by authorities in Lyon to force all bakeries to close for at least one day a week has divided opinion among the city's baguette-makers.

DSK wife says private life separate from HuffPo editorship

DSK wife says private life separate from HuffPo editorship

The editor of the new French version of news website the Huffington Post insisted Monday that her private life as wife of shamed IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will not affect its coverage.

Hard-hitting campaign to cut road deaths

Hard-hitting campaign to cut road deaths

A new TV campaign has been launched to get road deaths down from the stubborn 4,000 mark.

Louvre’s Da Vinci restoration ignites art world row

Louvre’s Da Vinci restoration ignites art world row

Delicate work to restore a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, to be unveiled in March, has turned into a headache for the Louvre, after experts accused the Paris museum of putting the precious oil work at risk.

Could neckties be cool again?

Could neckties be cool again?

Now that older men have ditched it to look cool, the stylish young are reclaiming the necktie as their own, with the once-derided accessory making a stealthy comeback on the menswear runways.

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Afghan soldier ‘killed French troops over US abuse video’

An Afghan soldier who shot dead four French troops has said he did it because of a recent video showing US Marines urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban insurgents, security sources told AFP.

French Huffington Post goes online

French Huffington Post goes online

The French version of US millionaire Arianna Huffington's news website, the Huffington Post, went online Monday, edited by the journalist wife of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Wife of education minister commits suicide

Wife of education minister commits suicide

The wife of education minister Luc Chatel committed suicide at her home in a Paris suburb on Sunday, police and political sources said.

Socialist contender promises ‘change’ at rally

Socialist contender promises ‘change’ at rally

Three months ahead of France's presidential election, Socialist frontrunner François Hollande has attacked the "faceless" world of finance at his first campaign rally.