Latest update: 07/10/2011
2012 presidential election: is there an alternative to Sarkozy?
The French president's popularity ratings are at an all time low. Some have even started to ask if Alain Juppé, the foreign minister, could be a viable alternative. Also, it has emerged that one of France’s top policemen may have been fraternising with the very crooks and Mafiosi he was supposed to have been investigating. Finally, a French explorer tells his story of solitude after spending six months in silence in Serbia.