Patient with Sars-like illness remains criticalWednesday, 26 September, 2012, 4:10am
A "guru" who is accused of cheating three generations of a wealthy and aristocratic French family out of their fortune has gone on trial.
For a decade Thierry Tilly brainwashed 11 members of the de Vedrines family into believing that their lives were threatened by a secret masonic plot from which only he could save them, investigators say.26 Sep 2012 - 5:01am
In the rush and bluster of our busy world, who hasn't entertained the occasional thought to swap it all for a life less harried?
Such notions don't come much dreamier than the thought of running away to the French countryside where, say those who have gone before, the wine and laughter flow in equal measure, and the biggest decision of the day is whether to dine indoors or out.3 Oct 2012 - 11:46am
At the Louis Vuitton flagship store on the Champs-Elysées, the Japanese tourists jostle over the famous monogrammed leather bags as if they are going out of fashion.23 Sep 2012 - 11:58pm
The leaders of France and Germany, who will meet on Saturday to mark a watershed 1962 speech by Charles de Gaulle to German youth, have forged a pragmatic bond against the odds for the sake of the euro.20 Sep 2012 - 2:25pm
Two-horse race to succeed Sarkozy19 Sep 2012 - 4:27am
When France's richest person, LVMH's billionaire head Bernard Arnault, announced his decision to seek dual Belgian citizenship just as his homeland was about to introduce tough taxes on the rich, the comments he received were scathing.
"Get lost, rich jerk," opined France's left-leaning Liberation daily in a front-page headline.16 Sep 2012 - 4:13am
France's richest man, LVMH boss Bernard Arnault, said he was not becoming a tax exile, despite seeking Belgian nationality as Paris moves to impose a 75 per cent wealth tax.11 Sep 2012 - 9:30am
Does your laptop clash with your Empire-style interior? No problem. A French entrepreneur has signed up a team of traditional craftsmen to turn out PCs fit for a royal home.10 Sep 2012 - 3:06am
A four-year-girl who was in a car when her parents and grandmother were shot dead stayed hidden under her murdered mother's skirt for eight hours after police arrived.
Firemen and police officers, under orders to leave the British-registered BMW untouched pending the arrival of forensic experts, failed to spot her.7 Sep 2012 - 4:30am
Is there a particularly French idea about l'amour? Political analyst Agnes Poirier thinks so.2 Sep 2012 - 8:50am
France starts probe into Arafat's death29 Aug 2012 - 3:42am
Lance Armstrong, branded a drug cheat and banned from cycling by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada), narrowly escaped a police raid on his hotel during the 2005 Tour de France because he was being "protected in France", a French lawyer has said.27 Aug 2012 - 5:28am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will try to present a united front when they meet Thursday ahead of a fateful few weeks for Greece’s eurozone future.
As leaders of the bloc’s top two economies, the pair carry the weight of expectations that they will drive decisive action to remedy the near three-year crisis, despite their differences.22 Aug 2012 - 12:03pm
Youths jeered and jostled the French interior minister yesterday in the northern city of Amiens, where he met local officials after overnight riots in which buildings were torched and police were fired at with buckshot and pelted with missiles.15 Aug 2012 - 4:23am