An association of frustrated residents in Bordeaux want locals to post pictures of street dealers on a Facebook page, a demand that goes against the grain for many French people who have a deep suspicion of publicly “denouncing” others.
As tributes poured in from world leaders following the death of Britain’s “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher, some Britons opened the champagne to celebrate the passing of a woman they said had “ruined millions of lives”.
Controversial French actor Gérard Depardieu, who has taken on Russian citizenship and moved to Belgium for tax reasons, failed to attend court on Friday on a drink driving charge - because he was busy making a film about Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
The revelation that a close aide to French President François Hollande has two companies registered at the Cayman Islands’ tax haven has added to pressure on the French government amid a deepening tax fraud scandal.
Former model-turned-singer Carla Bruni has told French media that her husband, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, is on fighting form after he was placed under investigation for receiving illegal election campaign donations.
Following a wave of racist and anti-Semitic posts on Twitter in 2012, two French organisations have filed criminal charges against the US-based website for refusing to hand over the details of users violating French law.