Gay controversy MP refuses to back down

Gay controversy MP refuses to back down

The right-wing MP who said no homosexuals were deported from France during the second world war has said he is only citing the facts and that he refuses to be excluded from the party.

Introducing the ski-free ski holiday

Introducing the ski-free ski holiday

Rising with the lark to put in eight hours on the slopes before collapsing in a sweaty heap, ski holidays could often be synonymous with a hard grind -- but not any more.

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Man lies dead for three years before discovery

The body of a man who died three years ago was not discovered until one of his neighbour's heard a radio playing in his apartment.

Prison director jailed for affair with inmate

Prison director jailed for affair with inmate

The head of a women's prison in Versailles was sent to jail himself on Wednesday for an affair with one of his inmates.

Investigation begins of Nazi-themed party attended by British MP

Investigation begins of Nazi-themed party attended by British MP

French prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened a formal probe into a Nazi-themed party attended by a British Conservative lawmaker that led to him losing his post as a parliamentary aide.

Custody battle over dog between former lovers

Custody battle over dog between former lovers

A French man has won custody of a black terrier named Poupette (Dolly) following a legal battle with his ex-girlfriend who asked a court to award her the dog after their break-up.

Sarkozy launches his re-election bid

Sarkozy launches his re-election bid

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday he was the man to defend a "strong France" as he announced his re-election bid with 10 weeks to the vote and his Socialist rival leading in opinion polls.