The last member of the armed left-wing group Action directe (Direct Action) still in prison has been granted semi-liberty. A court on Wednesday granted the appeal of Jean-Marc Rouillan.
A Frenchwoman is to face legal action after faking her own kidnapping. She did it in order to find out if her boyfriend really loved her, she claimed.
US oil company Chevron has been ordered to pay 6.4 billion euros to Amazonian communities in Ecuador in compensation for severe pollution plus 670 million euros in reparations.
Six men accused of practising as doctors in South Africa without medical qualifications appeared in court on Tuesday.
France's relations with Mexico have been strained over Mexico's sentencing of a French woman to 60 years in prison on kidnapping charges.
Nicolas Sarkozy took a hard line as he fielded questions on immigration, crime, employment and cabinet ministers' foreign holiday gaffes during a television interview led by members of the public on Thursday night.
A court in Mexico has upheld the conviction of a French woman sentenced to 60 years in jail for kidnapping.
Hundreds of magistrates dressed in red and black robes took part in an unprecedented strike outside courthouses around France.
Italian judges were preparing Wednesday to request that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi face immediate trial over sex allegations and alleged abuse of powers.
The front page of today's Le Figaro re-uses a Le Monde headline from a few days back: it reads "Egypt prepares for life after Mubarak".