Photographer’s hymn to the ‘murdered’ heart of Paris

Photographer’s hymn to the ‘murdered’ heart of Paris

In 1971, Paris lost a piece of its soul as the teeming hub of humanity that was "Les Halles" food market was ripped out, part of a disastrous experiment in urbanism caught on camera by iconic photographer Robert Doisneau.

Saucy ad leads to sexism complaints

Saucy ad leads to sexism complaints

A suggestive ad for a football apparel store has provoked complaints from women's groups after it appeared to show a woman giving a male client an unusually high level of customer service.

TV mag tells Sarkozy to ‘get out’

TV mag tells Sarkozy to ‘get out’

A weekly TV magazine has apologized after accidentally allowing a mischievous employee to slip in a hostile comment about President Nicolas Sarkozy in a TV review.

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Teacher stabbed while breaking up fight

A 37-year-old male teacher was stabbed on Tuesday while breaking up a fight between two pupils at a school in the south-east suburbs of Paris.

Sex shop near school sparks row with church

Sex shop near school sparks row with church

An argument sparked by the Catholic church over the location of a shop selling sex toys will move to a Paris courtroom today where lawyers will argue over whether its products qualify as pornographic.

France claims broad support for finance tax

France claims broad support for finance tax

Finance Minister François Baroin signalled on Tuesday that nine eurozone governments are ready to press ahead with the introduction of a Paris-inspired financial transactions tax.

Angry MPs storm out after ‘Nazi’ taunt

Angry MPs storm out after ‘Nazi’ taunt

French Prime Minister François Fillon and his ministers stormed out of parliament in protest on Tuesday after an opposition deputy accused the government of flirting with Nazi ideology.