Parents of a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for nine days have confirmed it is likely she ran away to Italy with a 23-year-old doughnut seller.
Neutral cigarette packaging, more taxes and an extension of smoking bans in public areas - these are some of the initiatives announced by France's health minister in a new crackdown on smoking.
French judges investigating suspicions that Yasser Arafat was poisoned are seeking to travel to the West Bank where the former Palestinian leader is buried, his widow said in a statement Wednesday.
France's Socialist President François Hollande hoped he could keep his love life private and distinguish himself from his showy predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy. But his feisty first lady appears to have dashed those plans.