A Camoin painting worth about €13,000 has been found in a bush in Isère, near Lyon, five years after it was stolen from a Fedex truck.
French police have seized 140 kilograms of khat in Paris, foiling an attempt to smuggle the drug between Holland and the United States.
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested following the violent assault and rape of an 83-year-old woman in the centre of Marseilles.
Twin rivalries – one political, the other amorous – doomed Ségolène Royal, former partner of French President François Hollande, to suffer a humiliating defeat in Sunday's legislative polls.
The road was clear Monday for France's Socialists to push through their tax-and-spend agenda to battle the eurozone debt crisis after clinching an absolute majority in parliamentary polls. But the results included upsets for Ségolène Royal and Marine le Pen.