France did not repel this weekend's coup attempt on its former colony as it has in the past, but the UN Monday approved unilateral French action to support Chad's government.
The burglary defendant hauled his loot in a taxi, the defense attorney wore slippers, and the judge deemed the victims guilty by reason of naiveté.
The president cast himself as Pakistan's best bet for stability in a nine-day visit.
Why the sound of this 'bl' word is wrong to evoke the idea of flash and glitz.
On a three-day trip, President Nicolas Sarkozy also inked economic and nuclear deals with Gulf states.
A deal brokered by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez could pave the way for the liberation of dozens of others being held in rebel camps.
Amid a high-profile romance with Italian supermodel Carla Bruni, the French president is facing tough questions and slipping in public opinion polls.