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Jail sentences for France's ex-PM Fillon and wife in 'fake jobs' case

Former French conservative prime minister François Fillon was on Monday handed a five-year prison sentence, with three years suspended, and his British wife Penelope was given a three-year suspended jail sentence, after a Paris court found the pair guilty of a scam in which Fillon paid his wife more than 800,000 euros as his parliamentary assistant for work she never did. 

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Maurice the rooster scores victory in French court battle

A French court has ruled the rooster can continue his dawn crowing despite complaints from neighbours in the western town of Rochefort.

Disabled French farmer wins legal case against Monsanto

French cereal farmer Paul François, 55, has won a decade-long legal battle against US biotech firm Monsanto, now owned by German group Bayer, after a court in Lyon ruled that he was poisoned and left with chronic neurological disorders after accidentally inhaling a Monsanto weedkiller, Lasso, because the company had not sufficiently warned of the danger of the product, which contained monochlorobenzene.

Iraqi court sentences French woman to life for joining IS group

Mélina Boughedir, who left her home in France with her four children in 2015 to follow her husband to Iraq, was sentenced to life by Iraqi court.

'Carlos the Jackal' loses appeal against third life sentence in France

Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, 68, nicknamed Carlos the Jackal, who became one of the most notorious far-left terrorists during the 1970s and 1980s and who was already serving two life sentennces for terrorism in France, on Thursday lost his appeal before a Paris court againt a previous conviction for leading a hand grenade attack which killed two people and wounded 34 others in a shopping mall in the French capital in 1974.

Late French rocker Hallyday's disinherited children take feud to court

The adult children of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who died last December, have applied for his will to be frozen in an attempt to block the singer's testament leaving all his wealth and future royalties to his wife and two youngest children.

French farmer on trial for helping migrants across Italian border

Cédric Herrou, who was previously arrested for aiding eight Eritreans, faces up to five years in jail and a €30,000 fine if convicted.

Prosecutor urges fine and suspended jail term for Dassault

Billionaire and right-wing senator also faces call to be declared ineligible for public office for five years over hidden offshore bank accounts.

French prosecutor says Lagarde should stand trial over Tapie affair

Official says IMF boss should go to court over her handling of massive state payout to Bernard Tapie when she was France's finance minister.

French tycoon loses appeal against striking down of 404m euro award

Appeal court throws out Bernard Tapie's attempt to reverse quashing of a 404-million-euro award to him in dispute with Crédit Lyonnais bank.

Air France workers in court over shirt-ripping incident

Sixteen men go on trial in France for alleged role in chaotic scenes last year when airline bosses had shirts torn off while fleeing angry staff.

Paris attacks suspect refuses to speak to French judges

Salah Abdeslam invoked right to silence before investigating magistrates as lawyer says his client 'can't tolerate' 24-hour surveillance in cell.

French former UN court official released after arrest for contempt

The jailing of ex-Le Monde journalist Florence Hartmann, who had revealed claims about a cover-up by court, sparked an outcry.

Alleged Somali pirates face trial in France

Fourth French trial of Somali piracy in the Gulf of Aden may be last given dramatic drop in piracy incidents off Somalia in recent years.

French court gives green light to Calais 'Jungle' evacuation

Activists who had sought to stop evacuation of the southern half of the migrant camp say decision will leave thousands with nowhere to go.