Stolen art found in van outside police station

Stolen art found in van outside police station

Fifty valuable works of art have been discovered right under the noses of police, in the back of a van parked outside a police station.

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Mayor in court for slapping insolent youth

A mayor of a small northern town appeared in court on Friday for slapping a 15-year-old boy who allegedly insulted and threatened to kill him.

Oscar frontrunner in French sexism row

Oscar frontrunner in French sexism row

Hollywood's new darling Jean Dujardin was in trouble back in France on Thursday after the Oscar frontrunner's face appeared on the streets of Paris between a woman's legs in a poster denounced as sexist.

Ex-L’Oréal chief tries to shut chip stand

Ex-L’Oréal chief tries to shut chip stand

The former head of cosmetics giant L'Oréal, Lindsay Owen-Jones, has asked a court in France to shut down a chip stand near his apartment in the ski resort of Val d'Isère.

Air France strike likely from Monday

Air France strike likely from Monday

Unions at Air France have followed up on their threat to take action over new laws by confirming plans to strike from Monday.

Scientology fraud conviction upheld

Scientology fraud conviction upheld

A Paris appeal court on Thursday upheld a fraud conviction and a fine of hundreds of thousands of euros against the Church of Scientology for fleecing vulnerable followers.

Elle denies Obama fashion piece ‘racist’

Elle denies Obama fashion piece ‘racist’

French fashion bible Elle has denied charges of racism after unleashing a storm by suggesting that a black American elite, inspired by the Obama couple, was finally embracing "white" fashion.