Some 400 Russian sailors training to operate the Mistral-class warship left France for home on Thursday, with still no official decision in Paris over whether to deliver the vessel to Russia.
France is extremely vulnerable to economic espionage because the importance of secure data protection is not fully appreciated, according to a report just released.
The French front pages are divided between fear and shock this morning, the fear provoked by Russia's financial woes, the shock by the murder of 136 schoolchildren by the Pakistani Taliban.
Immigration, retirement, austerity and taxis are the main items on this morning's front page menu.
Ratings agency Fitch cut France's credit grade to AA, down a notch from AA+, on Friday, saying the government’s efforts to cut the country’s debt have not been good enough.
A report on the right-to-die debate is published today. Sarkozy sets about leading a divided right. And Bretons take an in-depth look at their pigs.