Le Pen taunts Sarkozy for wooing her voters

Le Pen taunts Sarkozy for wooing her voters

National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday mocked Nicolas Sarkozy for veering ever further to the right to woo the millions who plumped for her in round one of the French presidential vote.

France steps up demands for EU border controls

France steps up demands for EU border controls

France demanded the right to stop illegal migration by restoring border controls across the visa-free Schengen area as its election campaign erupted at talks Thursday on Europe's open borders.

Paris police protest over officer’s arrest

Paris police protest over officer’s arrest

Hundreds of angry policemen demonstrated on the Champs-Elysées in Paris late Wednesday to protest charges laid against a colleague who had shot dead a serial offender in the capital's suburbs.

iPads for kids? Experts warn of risks

iPads for kids? Experts warn of risks

Is it OK for children as young as one or two to start using iPad apps, or might they put toddlers' development at risk?

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Driver mistakes Paris metro for parking entrance

A driver looking for a parking lot drove down a staircase into a Paris metro stop. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. 

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Woman stabs boyfriend in row over ‘The Voice’

An argument between a French couple slipped into violence when the woman stabbed her boyfriend over a TV reality song contest. 

French Mosques accused of backing Hollande

French Mosques accused of backing Hollande

The rightwing UMP party has accused Socialists of courting the Muslim vote and alleges that mosques are calling for the faithful to vote for leftwing candidate Francois Hollande.