Latest update: 18/09/2013
Smartphone crackdown: ministers urged to communicate with caution
This week, the French government is ordering ministers to use their smartphones carefully following international spying fears. Also, in the wake of a deadly train derailment in July south of Paris, union leaders call for urgent upgrades of tracks they say are too old. Finally, La Tour Montparnasse, the tallest skyscraper in the middle of Paris, celebrates its 40th birthday.