Former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, was convicted Thursday for illegal campaign financing during his unsuccessful bid for reelection in 2012.
Two years after France became the first country to ban fracking, the country’s constitutional court is considering a challenge to the law.
Mara Kanté, a French Muslim soccer player, found himself in jail for nearly two years after an anonymous witness claimed he saw Kanté firing a gun during riots in largely Muslim suburbs back in 2007. The witness eventually recanted, and Kanté was freed, but he's still trying to pick up the pieces.
In 2007, riots erupted in the Muslim immigrant suburbs around Paris. Amy Bracken has the story of one young soccer player who was arrested and spent nearly two years in prison before being acquitted.
IMF Chief Christine Lagarde is regarded as a female icon of success and self-confidence in France.
Oil-rich Qatar invests extensively around the world. France is one of the largest recipients of Qatari money. But a plan for Qatar to fund business opportunities in the heavily Muslim suburbs near Paris is controversial.
France's former first lady, Carla Bruni is going back to her old job of chanteuse. For five years Bruni didn't record an album out of respect for presidential protocol. But now that her husband is out of office, she's letting loose.
A small group of Algerians who fought on the French side of Algeria's war of independence suffered widespread discrimination after the French military abandoned the country. Those who escaped to France didn't fair much better. Fifty years later, they're still waiting for an apology.
Harkis fought for the French side in Algeria's war of independence, but were interned in camps after the war.
French President-elect Francois Hollande is to start work on forming a new government, after telling supporters his victory gave hope of an end to austerity.