Court says sex shop too close to school

Court says sex shop too close to school

A court on Wednesday found the manager of a sex toy shop guilty of violating child protection laws for selling his products within 200 metres of a school.

Top Socialist attacked by far-right thugs

Top Socialist attacked by far-right thugs

A top figure in the Socialist party and his journalist partner were attacked by a crowd shouting anti-Jewish slogans and chanting support for the far-right National Front, they said on Wednesday.

InterRail: Everyone’s free to explore Europe
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InterRail: Everyone’s free to explore Europe

You don’t have to be a gap-year graduate to jump on board and enjoy the InterRail experience today. Travelling around Europe by train can be appreciated by everyone – whatever your age.

Ikea ‘stole secret French police reports’ – claim

Ikea ‘stole secret French police reports’ – claim

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has responded to accusations it illegally accessed secret police files in France as part of its security operation.

Thieving postman caught by sequin trap

Thieving postman caught by sequin trap

A light-fingered postman in Paris regularly helped himself to the contents of parcels and packages, until a simple but ingenious trap caught him out.

Rare newspaper makes ninth appearance

Rare newspaper makes ninth appearance

Fans of a newspaper that only appears once every four years will get the chance to read it on Wednesday.

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France raps Google’s new privacy policy

France on Tuesday demanded that internet giant Google postpone rolling out its new privacy policy two days before it comes into effect as it appears to break European Union data protection rules.

Journalist still in Syria says Le Figaro

Journalist still in Syria says Le Figaro

The employer of wounded French journalist Edith Bouvier said on Tuesday she was still in Syria, after President Nicolas Sarkozy retracted his confirmation that she had been evacuated to Lebanon.

Court strikes down Armenian genocide law

Court strikes down Armenian genocide law

France's top court ruled on Tuesday that a law backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy to punish denial of the Armenian genocide was unconstitutional as it infringed on freedom of expression.