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A French woman on Wednesday set off from Senegal to windsurf across the Atlantic Ocean, four years after she was diagnosed with a heart condition and fitted with a pacemaker.
President Nicolas Sarkozy said the killing of the two journalists showed that it was time for President Bashar al-Assad's regime to go.
French car maker PSA Peugeot-Citroën confirmed on Tuesday that "discussions are in progress" about a potential alliance. While the company declined to name the possible partner, several sources identified US car giant General Motors.
A survey by car magazine Auto Plus has revealed something many French people may have long suspected; Parisian drivers are the rudest in the country.
Former actress and model Brigitte Bardot has sent a letter to French mayors asking them to help far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen get the crucial 500 signatures she needs to stand in the country's presidential elections.
Using the word "mademoiselle", or "miss", on official forms will be banned in France after prime minister François Fillon issued an instruction to all ministries to drop the term.