Smoking in bars and cafes on the increase

Smoking in bars and cafes on the increase

Five Parisian cafes will find out on Tuesday whether they broke the law by allowing smoking, as reports suggest the law is being broken more and more.

Twitter could lead to election cancellation

Twitter could lead to election cancellation

Strict rules on exit polls could be undermined by users of social networks like Twitter and might even cause the presidential election to be cancelled.

Angry resident offers to buy speed camera

Angry resident offers to buy speed camera

A resident of a small village is offering to pay the €20,000 ($26,000) cost to have a speed camera installed in front of his house.

Three outsiders gunning for presidential upset

Three outsiders gunning for presidential upset

From the far left, far right and centre, three outsiders are gunning for a surprise against Socialist frontrunner François Hollande and incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in France's presidential vote.

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Indian suspect arrested in French tourist murder

Police arrested an Indian businessman in connection with the murder of a French woman in a New Delhi guesthouse located in a rundown district popular with backpackers, an official said on Monday.

Dior names Galliano successor

Dior names Galliano successor

French fashion powerhouse Dior on Monday named Raf Simons as chief designer to succeed disgraced John Galliano who was fired more than a year ago for racist outbursts.