Tour de France team Cofidis have suspended Frenchman Remy Di Gregorio over doping allegations, the team announced on the race's first rest day on Tuesday.
The former president refused to buy a flat with his wife Carla Bruni in Paris, because former boyfriend Mick Jagger owned one next door, a new book says.
A rap video featuring young men firing Kalashnikovs has sparked controversy in the southern town of Nice.
A young French man has filed a suit saying he was exluded from officer training when he failed to turn up for his exams after allegedly being raped.
An armed man Tuesday took a parent hostage at a French school in a south-eastern Paris suburb but released his captive after negotiations and was then arrested, police said.
French President Francois Hollande will hold potentially combustible talks with Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday before meeting with Queen Elizabeth II during a one-day visit to Britain.