Sarkozy to Obama: we’ll win, you and me

Sarkozy to Obama: we’ll win, you and me

French President Nicolas Sarkozy took a break from his re-election campaign Thursday to take a friendly videophone call from US President Barack Obama – in the presence of reporters.

Broken lifts frustrate Eiffel Tower visitors

Broken lifts frustrate Eiffel Tower visitors

Eiffel Tower visitors face longer queues than usual to ride to the top, as two of its three public elevators are out of order during the busy spring season, the tower's operating company said.

Hollande vows to ‘dominate finance’

Hollande vows to ‘dominate finance’

French Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande vowed on Thursday to "dominate finance", following warnings from the right that a left-wing victory would trigger attacks on the euro.

Football club pays wrong team for player

Football club pays wrong team for player

Toulouse football club almost lost close to a million euros after it paid the wrong club for a new player.

Children abandoned at airport for five days

Children abandoned at airport for five days

The mother and father of two children aged 6 and 9 faced judges in Strasbourg this week after leaving their children at an airport for almost a week.

Prof who offered cannabis sent to jail

Prof who offered cannabis sent to jail

A teacher who grew cannabis and then offered a joint to a pupil has been jailed for six months.

’68 radical joins college where protests began

’68 radical joins college where protests began

One of the ringleaders of the May 68 student revolt in Paris, politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit, has returned to the university where it all began, this time as a member of its governing body.

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Tiny team stuns league to reach Cup final

Amateurs Quevilly shocked Ligue 1 outfit Rennes 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the French Cup final for the second time in their history but first since 1927