France's upper house of parliament on Tuesday scrapped a law punishing clients of prostitutes and made soliciting an offence, as the country wrestles with how to legislate the world's oldest profession.
A crushing defeat at the hands of his old rival Nicolas Sarkozy is a bad omen for President Francois Hollande two years ahead of a presidential election, analysts said Monday, with the far-right also growing in power.
France's ruling Socialists looked set for a drubbing in run-off local polls on Sunday that were expected to boost the prospects of former president Nicolas Sarkozy and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen.
Forensic teams have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands from body parts at the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps, while investigators continued their grim task in the arduous mountain terrain.
A Frenchwoman has succumbed to injuries sustained in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's national museum, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from the shooting to 22.
Expert opinions on the potential link between depression and the suspected mass murder-suicide of a Germanwings co-pilot who flew an Airbus into the French Alps Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board:Q: What is the link between depression and suicide...
Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.
Airlines and policy makers rushed to mandate two crew members be in the cockpit at all times following revelations that the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane when left alone at the controls.
The flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit perfectly normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would soon allegedly inflict on the other 149 people on board flight 4U 9525.
From offers of accommodation to freshly baked cookies, locals near the crash site of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 have rallied 'round with everything at their disposal to ease -- in a small way -- the pain of victims' families.