Big jump in French business confidence

Big jump in French business confidence

French business confidence improved sharply in March, with the composite business climate index jumping four points from the level in February to 95, the INSEE national statistics institute said on Friday.

‘Burned out’ man chains himself to job centre

‘Burned out’ man chains himself to job centre

A job centre worker chained himself up to protest against his working conditions on Thursday. The man is partially deaf and says his employers are not taking his handicap into account.

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‘My name is Mohamed Merah and my life is hell’

Several Frenchmen who bear the same name as gunman Mohamed Merah have been targetted and harassed after the identity of the Toulouse killer was released.

Great pussy purge puzzles French town

Great pussy purge puzzles French town

 

In 2011, several hundred cats disappeared in the town of Angers. Animal protection groups suspect that a fur trafficker or a madmen might be attacking the cats.

 

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Facebook removes Merah tribute page

Facebook on Thursday removed a page that paid homage to the young Frenchman who died in a shootout with police after killing seven people, officials said.

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Gunman ‘could not have been arrested’ – PM

French police had no grounds to detain a self-proclaimed Islamic extremist before he went on a killing spree, Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Friday.