A 72-year-old woman hanged herself in her apartment in Venissieux, France, after she was threatened with eviction, the town's mayor said.
A class assignment to write an essay about suicide has upset parents of the students at a school in northern France, officials say.
Columbia Records has signed French duo Daft Punk to a deal, though details about a fourth album are few, a source told The Hollywood Reporter.
French troops left the capital of Mali and headed north overnight in what appears to be an acceleration of the ground war against Islamic rebels.
France has instituted a series of "emergency measures" to revive its flagging solar energy industry, Energy Minister Delphine Batho said this week.
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A local tribunal is mulling over whether a couple of French nudists should have to pay $50 fines for not covering up in public two years ago.
French actor Gerard Depardieu has put his Paris mansion up for sale for $65.5 million after moving to Belgium to avoid high tax rates, Le Parisien reported.