President ‘stunned’ by partner’s tweet, says son

President ‘stunned’ by partner’s tweet, says son

An incendiary tweet by French President Francois Hollande's companion ahead of parliamentary elections last month has "destroyed the normal image he has built up," his eldest son said.

Brigitte Bardot supports renegade cow

Brigitte Bardot supports renegade cow

A cow has escaped a slaughterhouse in the Alps and has been on the run since last week. Brigitte Bardot's animal welfare foundation says it wants to give the renegade cow a home. 

 

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Chinese cyber attacks hit Elysée Palace: report

Two cyber attacks have hit the presidential Elysée Palace in the last couple of months, daily Le Télégramme reports. Officials suspect the attacks originated in China. 

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Nine dead in French Alps avalanche

An avalanche swept over a group of foreign climbers in the French Alps on Thursday, killing at least nine people in the deadliest such disaster in the region in a decade.

Crazy crow harasses French cleaning lady

Crazy crow harasses French cleaning lady

An aggressive crow has been harassing a cleaning lady in a town near Belfort in the east of France. Authorities have decided to hunt the bird down.

Peugeot Citroen job cuts spark union fury

Peugeot Citroen job cuts spark union fury

French auto group PSA Peugeot Citroen said on Thursday it would cut 8,000 jobs to cope with a very sharp downturn in the European market, sparking a fierce union response.