Authorities were monitoring the sister of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah as “an expert in radical Islam” long before he was on their files, new information from international radio station RTL revealed on Monday.
A study has revealed that pessimism among the French population is at a record high for this period after a change of government.
Bruno Cholet, a serial rapist who operated an illegal taxi in central Paris, goes on trial in Paris on Tuesday for the 2008 kidnapping and murder of Swedish student Susanna Zetterberg.
French Labour Minister Michel Sapin said on Sunday that the country's unemployment had passed the symbolic number of three million registered job seekers and would keep rising.
Pop star Rihanna let rip in a series of foul-mouthed Twitter posts, saying she had to fight her way out of a Paris train station after a crowd of French fans gathered to greet her.