Union lodges complaint over IKEA spying claim

Union lodges complaint over IKEA spying claim

A French union on Thursday lodged a formal legal complaint against Swedish furniture giant IKEA accusing it of illegally spying on staff and customers, legal sources said.

Government confirms new breathalyzer law

Government confirms new breathalyzer law

The French government announced officially on Thursday that all cars must carry a single-use breathalyzer kit from July 1st.

Unemployment rate hits 9.8%

Unemployment rate hits 9.8%

France's unemployment rate came close to 10 percent in the final quarter of 2011, reported national statistics agency INSEE on Thursday.

Actress apologises for awards gaffe

Actress apologises for awards gaffe

French actress Mathilde Seigner apologised on Wednesday after comments made during the awards ceremony at the French equivalent of the Oscars sparked a wave of anger.

French kiss celebrates victory over Germany

French kiss celebrates victory over Germany

Two football players with the French national team found their own way to celebrate a goal on Wednesday night when one planted a passionate kiss on the other.

Protesters clash over high speed rail link

Protesters clash over high speed rail link

Anti-rail protesters clashed with police on Wednesday in northern Italy as they demonstrated against a high-speed rail link between Lyon in France and Turin, Italian news agency ANSA said.

Hollande in London: ‘I am not dangerous’

Hollande in London: ‘I am not dangerous’

François Hollande, tipped to be France's next president, called for greater financial markets regulation during a visit to woo French voters in London on Wednesday.