French minister resigns over favouritism probe in fresh blow to Hollande

 A junior French minister resigned on Friday as a scandal implicating him in the awarding of lucrative public contracts to members of his family hit President Francois Hollande`s Socialist government with another bruising.

New French minister Thevenoud resigns over tax problems

France's new trade minister Thomas Thevenoud was forced to resign today because of problems with his taxes, a government source confirmed, in a new blow to embattled President Francois Hollande.

French ex-minister`s wife held in tax fraud probe: Source

French investigators have detained the estranged wife of ex-budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned in March over undeclared bank accounts, for questioning in a tax fraud probe.

French ministers face first-ever assets declaration

French ministers will for first time disclose their assets, in a move President Francois Hollande`s Socialist government hopes will restore public confidence.

Under-pressure French ex-minister moves `every two days`

Hounded by the media over a major tax fraud scandal, France`s former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac is having to "move every two days" to escape the glare.

French minister resigns in face of tax-fraud probe

Hollande`s office says Jerome Cahuzac asked to be removed from his post, and the president accepted.