Presidential hopefuls reveal love of wine

Presidential hopefuls reveal love of wine

A respected wine magazine has asked France's presidential candidates their preferences when it comes to the country's most famous export.

Medical staff questioned after hospital trashing

Medical staff questioned after hospital trashing

A group of doctors and interns have been accused of trashing a wing of a hospital in a "wild night" of partying.

Expats would vote Sarkozy back in

Expats would vote Sarkozy back in

A new poll shows that French expats are more likely to support President Sarkozy than his Socialist rival, François Hollande.

Presidential chef ponders post-vote menu

Presidential chef ponders post-vote menu

Since President Nicolas Sarkozy embarked on his re-election campaign, the kitchens of the Elysée Palace have been quiet.

Two teens held after nine-year-old shot dead

Two teens held after nine-year-old shot dead

Police in southern France on Wednesday detained two teenagers after a nine year-old boy was shot dead, prosecutor Samuel Finielz told AFP.

Austerity tax could ‘kill off’ French bookstores

Austerity tax could ‘kill off’ French bookstores

France's small bookstores have survived the rise of big chains, Amazon and digital books, but many fear a sales tax rise, part of the debt-saddled government's austerity plans, could push them out of business.