Carla on Sarkozy: ‘his ideas are fabulous’

Carla on Sarkozy: ‘his ideas are fabulous’

Loyal first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy paid glowing tributes to her husband on Thursday as she pledged her "100 percent" support for him.

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Travel agent murdered in her shop

A 51-year-old travel agent was stabbed to death in her shop in north-west Paris on Thursday.

Court bans cartoon character name for child

Court bans cartoon character name for child

A couple who wanted to name their son after a popular French cartoon character have been told they cannot, in the interests of the child.

Last day to exchange the French franc

Last day to exchange the French franc

Anyone holding any French franc notes will have to take them to the Banque de France on Friday if they want to exchange them for euros.

Diamond collar buried with Paris poodle stolen

Diamond collar buried with Paris poodle stolen

French police were investigating Thursday the theft of a diamond-studded dog collar from a grave at the world's oldest pet cemetery, whose most famous tenant is Hollywood canine star Rin Tin Tin.

Le Pen sentence for WWII remarks upheld

Le Pen sentence for WWII remarks upheld

A French court on Thursday upheld a three-month suspended jail sentence against former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen for calling the Nazi occupation of France "not especially inhumane".

Sarkozy says rival “lies from morning to night”

Sarkozy says rival “lies from morning to night”

French President Nicolas Sarkozy used his first re-election campaign rally on Thursday to launch a blistering attack on his frontrunning Socialist rival, calling him an inveterate liar.