Saturday's big showdown at the Stade de France between league leaders Lyon and hosts Lille is set to break crowd records for a Ligue 1 game, three days before Lyon's highly anticipated Champions League game against Barcelona.
While the economic situation provided the spark for the recent unrest in Guadeloupe and Martinique, racial tensions provided the fodder for the most serious strikes to have gripped the French Caribbean islands in 40 years.
Despite the economic crisis, Renault-Dacia’s Romanian factory workers have a lot of work. Stimulated by a trade-in bonus, German customers have been pouncing on the Logan and the Sandero produced in Romania.
Football's French federation has officially launched France's Euro 2016 campaign at it's headquarters in Paris. The country which hosted the 1984 European championship will invest 100 million euros in its stadiums, to strengthen its candidacy.
As France awaits another massive strike on March 19th, Melissa Bell intreviews Didier Hotte (Force Ouvrière), Sally Anne Kinahan (ICTU) and Christophe Aguiton (Attac) about the influence of trade unions over the crisis.
Ahead of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's visit next week, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that he would explore the possibility that Florence Cassez, 34, who was sentenced to 60 years in jail, may serve her time back in France.
French veterans Damien Traille and Jerome Thion have been recalled to face England in the Six Nations championship on March 15 at Twickenham. Ouedraogo, Picamoles, Baby (injured) and Poitrenaud have been ruled out.