France in focus

40 years on, France remembers Charles De Gaulle

The "voice of resistance" during the Second World War, he's also credited with changing the face of French politics. The country commemorates the 40th anniversary of Charles De Gaulle's passing. A satirical weekly accuses President Sarkozy of spying on journalists investigating too close to his Elysee home. And France's most prestigious literary award goes to a flamboyant and controversial author - Michel Houellebecq, who in his winning novel describes his own, grizzly death!