A French prosecutor on Thursday called for a minimum 15-year jail sentence for an HIV-positive man who knowingly infected one of his partners and exposed five others to the virus.
Five people died and two more were injured when a helicopter crashed in the garden of a house near the Swiss border on Thursday morning.
French police on Thursday detained a close ally of Nicolas Sarkozy and two other officials from his UMP party. On Wednesday three former directors of a PR firm were charged in the same inquiry
The French government is to continue cutting public spending but will ask Europe for a third extension of its deadline on the reduction of its deficit, according to the 2015 budget
France declared on Tuesday that it was following events in Hong Kong attentively and stressed its respect for the right to protest peacefully.
An illegal immigrant was hit by a train in Menton, near the French Italian border on Tuesday morning and incurred slight cuts on his scalp but no serious injuries.