A judicial official says former French president Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial in an alleged corruption scandal dating back to his 1977-1995 tenure as Paris mayor.
Fri, 30 Oct, 2009
PEOPLE jumped from windows or screamed for rescue from flames as a pre-dawn fire roared through a Paris hotel used to house needy African families yesterday morning, killing at least 20 people, half of them children.
Sat, 16 Apr, 2005
A powerful storm packing hurricane-force winds lashed northern France today, killing two people and forcing officials to close down the Eiffel Tower and the famed Paris parks.
Fri, 17 Dec, 2004
FORMER French Prime Minister Alain Juppe’s political career lay in tatters last night after he was convicted of corruption and banned from public office.
Sat, 31 Jan, 2004
FRANCE’S health ministry said up to 3,000 people may have died across the country from a two-week heat wave.
Fri, 15 Aug, 2003
About 3,000 people have died in France of heat-related causes since abnormally high temperatures swept across the country two weeks ago, the health ministry said today.
Thu, 14 Aug, 2003
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