Priceless wines plundered from Californian restaurantA Christmas Day break-in at the fabled Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry drained it of a small fortune in very fine wines, its chef said Wednesday.
Search for AirAsia jet continuesThe search continues for the missing AirAsia jet. The company has grown to become one of south-east Asia's most popular budget airlines but it has a challenge as it deals with…
The best viral Christmas ads of 2014In this edition: the best viral Christmas ads of 2014; thousands of web users take part in Reddit`s “secret Santa”; and an original take on a well-known Christmas song…
French Christmas market attacker was drunk, police sayA driver who rammed his car into Christmas shoppers in an attack that raised fears of terrorism was four times over the legal drink driving limit, police in the western French…
Anti-homeless cages spark outcry in FranceThe French town of Angoulême stirred up controversy on Christmas Eve by putting cages around public benches to keep homeless people at bay.
Pope calls for 'tenderness' as millions mark ChristmasAfter an annual Christmas Eve Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis addressed some 5,000 worshippers to call for a new "tenderness" in our approach to the problems of…
Tiny village outshines Champs-Elysées with Christmas displayThe lights that adorn the Champs-Elysées in Paris are perhaps the best known in France. But one tiny village in the country's south says its Christmas lights are more than a match.
Christian faithful flock to Bethlehem for ChristmasSeveral thousand Christian pilgrims flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits after a year…
Turkey: Inside the Alevi communityThis month, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey for religious discrimination against the Alevis, a muslim minority in the country. They are fighting for their…
French state offers crib sheet for Christmas dinner rowsThe French government has anticipated family arguments round the Christmas dinner table with a prepared set of answers to indignant questions about the state’s performance.
In the Papers
François Hollande's Christmas wish listFRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 24.12.14: French papers focus on the traditional Christmas scandal: should nativity scenes be allowed in public spaces in secular France? Also, Slate…
Christmas Show: Food, films and festivitiesJoin Eve Jackson on Paris' Champ Élysées Avenue for some of culture's Christmas highlights.