President Sarkozy presents uneasy New Year greetings to the press. We look back at how his predecessors dealt with and influenced the ritual. We tell you all about the man who's setting out to shake up the left ahead of the 2012 presidential race: Jean-Luc Mélanchon is the new politician to follow. And finally, the state owned Hotel de la Marine could be up for grabs. But government plans to put it up on the market have history buffs and Paris lovers up in arms.
In this edition: French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux faces calls to resign after remarks caught on camera; a spate of suicides in the ranks of France's biggest telecom operator; and French households told to pay to save the environment.
In this edition: the Clearstream trial is to open in France; former Presidential candidate Segolene Royal is getting ready for her political comeback; and find out how President Sarkozy reportedly tried to grow in public…
In this edition: A complete overhaul in store for the French Socialist party after a conference in La Rochelle; Sarkzoy is set to put bonuses under strict control; bluffs aplenty at the first French poker tour at the Louvre museum.
In this edition: As it recovers from its worst riots in years, New Caledonia grapples with an outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1); alliance or not? The Socialist Party ripped apart once more; and focus on France's Muslims during Ramadan.