The 21-year-old was said to have been flagged up to French intelligence services months ago over fears he had been radicalised.
The Oscar-winning director of 'The Artist' has criticised film funding in France, sheltered by state subsidy, high salaries and 'complacency'.
With the country on heightened security alert, authorities are increasingly worried about home-grown militants emerging from France's own jails.
As thousands take to streets to vent anger against French leader's first year in office a left-wing opponent accuses him of 'betraying his promises'.
Pierre Borghi, held captive for 131 days, escaped after losing 12 kilograms, allowing him to slip out of his chains and climb through a narrow window.
Marc Armando was the suspected mastermind behind the 1992 robbery of the Bank of France in Toulon in which 146 million francs were stolen.
Élysée says it will auction off 1,200 bottles of its finest wines, renew its cellar with “more modest” vintages and return surplus to the state budget.
Authorities had been searching for Gilles Le Guen since October when he published a video in which he warned France not to interfere in Mali.
Funds are speculating that President Hollande's gamble on increasing public spending to boost economic growth will fail.
Officers release image of dark-coloured 4x4 they want to trace in connection with murder last September of engineer Saad al-Hilli and three others.
Number of young French adults going abroad has swelled 14 percent in the past four years, according to government figures reported in Le Figaro.
Star agrees to invest in Fourth Division Rodez Aveyron in south-west France where the family of his wife Veronique Fernandez-Lentisco live.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon puts his weight, height and shoe size in his declaration of assets after President Hollande's call to clean up French politics.
President François Hollande has announced tough new measures to help 'clean up' public life in France following the Cahuzac affair. There will be a new body to oversee politicians' financial assets, more staff to tackle tax fraud and a promised war on international tax havens. However, as Lénaïg Bredoux reports, the proposals have been met not just with predictable disapproval from the opposition, but with dismay from some sections of his own Socialist Party too.
The head of luxury group LVMH said he always denied the move was for tax reasons but had abandoned plans to avoid 'any ambiguity'.