French international footballers Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema are to face trial for allegedly soliciting an underage prostitute, judicial sources said on Tuesday.
A 51-year-old man has been given an eight-month prison sentence for killing a dachshund by repeatedly stabbing it with a fork, a court spokesman in the northern French city of Chartres said on Tuesday.
French police on Tuesday expelled 46 Roma, including 25 children, from a squat in central Lyon in a move denounced as unnecessary persecution by rights groups.
French President François Hollande on Tuesday promised a tough response to a riot that devastated a deprived neighbourhood in the northern city of Amiens overnight.
A prayer to be held in Catholic churches around France tomorrow for the Assumption has caused controversy by taking a shot at gay families.
Riots broke out in Amiens, northern France, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, leaving 16 police officers injured and several million euros of damage.
François Hollande will celebrate 100 days since his election as French president on Tuesday knowing his honeymoon with the electorate is over and that life is not going to get easier any time soon.
France's economy managed zero growth in the second quarter of 2012, data showed Tuesday, beating expectations it would begin a slide into recession.