Presidential candidate returns to car factory job

Presidential candidate returns to car factory job

A French Trotskyite returned to his job in a Ford car factory Wednesday after failing to get himself elected as the country's president.

French TV station drops Strauss-Khan’s wife

French TV station drops Strauss-Khan’s wife

France's BFM-TV said Wednesday it had dropped Dominique Strauss-Kahn's journalist wife from taking part in election night coverage because the disgraced Socialist was once more in the media spotlight.

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Sarkozy prepares for make-or-break TV debate

Nicolas Sarkozy will make a last-ditch bid on Wednesday to turn the tide against Socialist Francois Hollande when they go head to head in the French presidential election's one and only television debate.

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France denies war games should provoke Iran

France concluded on Wednesday two weeks of war games with the United Arab Emirates, which officials from both sides insisted were not related to regional tensions involving Iran.

Toulouse tornadoes a hit on YouTube

Toulouse tornadoes a hit on YouTube

Unusual spring weather in southern France has become an internet sensation – Toulouse tornadoes have taken YouTube by storm.

How many were really at Sarkozy’s rally?

How many were really at Sarkozy’s rally?

Nicolas Sarkozy’s May Day rally at the Place du Trocedero, in front of the Eiffel Tower, was at the centre of an age-old dispute yesterday – the number of people estimated to have attended.

Greenpeace in nuclear smoke bomb attack

Greenpeace in nuclear smoke bomb attack

A Greenpeace activist flew into a nuclear power plant near Lyon on Wednesday morning, depositing a red smoke canister on the roof of a reactor, in a bid to demonstrate French nuclear sites' vulnerability.