Renault and its Japanese subsidiary Nissan announced a big step in the Russian market on Thursday, heading for control of the Lada brand to become the third-biggest auto force in the world.
Muammar Qaddafi's regime funded French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign, lawyers for former Libyan prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi said on Thursday, quoting their client.
A Frenchman died on Thursday four days after being beaten up on an Indian train for allegedly harassing a pregnant woman, police said.
Wednesday’s one and only presidential debate, three days before the second round of elections, saw heated discussion from incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and hopeful Francois Hollande.
Nicolas Sarkozy made a last-ditch effort to revive his struggling re-election bid Wednesday, branding Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande a "liar" in the campaign's only live television
The French president enjoys powers unequalled in the democratic world, a situation strengthened by a decade-old reform that reduced the chances of "cohabitation" with a government of a different political hue.