Paris relives the joy of liberation, 70 years on

"Paris! Paris outraged! Paris broken! Paris martyred! But Paris liberated! Liberated by itself. Liberated by its people..." The words of Charles De Gaulle to an ecstatic crowd cheering the capital`s liberation from Nazi occupation after four long, painful, bitter years.

Air France plane returns to Mumbai after engine problem

A Paris-bound Air France plane with 212 people on board was forced to return to the airport here in the wee hours on Monday, barely 27 minutes after take-off, due to engine dysfunction.

France turns away three Saudi women over veil

France became the first country in Europe to outlaw the veil, while similar legislation has since been passed in Belgium and Holland.