The year 2012 proved to be a dramatic one for France. From triumphant Olympic swimmers to sulky footballers and shamed handballer players, 2012 gave France its fair share of highs and lows as well as several unsavoury episodes.
Paris lost out to London on hosting the 2012 Olympics partly due to a 2005 outburst by Tony Blair’s wife Cherie, when she lambasted then French president, Jacques Chirac, over his "rude" comments about British cuisine, a new book revealed on Monday.
The London 2012 Olympics helped drag Britain out of a nine-month recession, official figures showed Thursday. Spending on the summer sporting extravaganza enabled the British economy to grow by 1% in the quarter from July to September.
We take a look at the international papers, where insurgency in Iraq has swelled amid political turmoil. The UK papers are hungry for details on the unsolved murder case in Annecy, and London’s paralympic games close to a fanfare of fireworks .
London will bid the Paralympics flame farewell during a ceremony featuring pop band Coldplay on Sunday evening, bringing a close to a summer of record performances both in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, known as the Blade Runner, has expressed regret over the timing of his outburst about the length of his rival’s running blades shortly after losing his T44 200m title at the London Paralympics.
We take a look at fact-checking Republican "inaccuracies" and a few really bad jokes told at the Republican National Convention. Also, Edwina Currie "patronises" Paralympians with a tweet, and is Brazil paving the way for thruples to marry?
London's Paralympic Games kicked off Thursday with new world records from British cyclist Sarah Storey (pictured) in the women's C5 3km individual pursuit and New Zealand swimmer Sophie Pascoe in the women's 200m individual medley.