Government moves to cut air travel strikes

Government moves to cut air travel strikes

After a year when air passengers were hit by strikes on each major holiday, the government is supporting new legislation on Tuesday to tighten up rules to lessen the chaos.

Poll: Credibility gap for Sarkozy

Poll: Credibility gap for Sarkozy

An opinion poll asking voters to rate the credibility of four presidential candidates against major issues has President Sarkozy lagging on almost every one.

One in ten French pupils bullied at school

One in ten French pupils bullied at school

A new TV and online campaign is launched on Tuesday to combat bullying at school.

Time travelling politician causes online mirth

Time travelling politician causes online mirth

Presidential candidate Hervé Morin got some unwanted attention when he told a public meeting he had seen allied troops arriving on the Normandy beaches.

Marseille hopes culture can clean up gritty image

Marseille hopes culture can clean up gritty image

Along the waterfront in the Old Port of Marseille, fishmongers shout out prices for the morning catch. Tourists stroll under sun-drenched skies. Old men sit sipping strong coffees or pastis, the anise-flavoured liqueur favoured in the south of France.

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Leaders urge end to Iran nuclear activities

The leaders of Britain, France and Germany on Monday called on Tehran to immediately suspend its nuclear activities after the EU slapped an embargo on Iran's oil exports as part of tough new sanctions.

Senate backs Armenia genocide denial ban

Senate backs Armenia genocide denial ban

French senators have passed a bill outlawing the denial of Armenian genocide in 1915, with a seething Turkey slamming the move and warning of consequences while Armenia hailed a day "written in gold."