Michel Houellebecq called journalists 'parasites' and 'cockroaches' after newspaper published 'unauthorised' articles on his life.
Seven French climbers and three Ecuadorean guides went missing in 1994 after an avalanche on the Chimborazo volcano.
A total of 3,744 people who earned 100,000 euros per year or more left France in 2013, a 40 percent increase on 2012.
Boats and helicopters are also being deployed off the Indian Ocean island to expand the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
French president upbeat about prospects for sale of two warships after deal with Russia was formally ended.
Possible wing debris found on Indian Ocean island of La Réunion is being examined to see if it comes from doomed 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight.
Malian police said among the 20 'presumed jihadists' arrested is a man wanted for an attack in March on a Bamako restaurant that left five dead.
Public opinion split evenly over role of Greece's prime minister but majority of French back right of Greeks to have referendum on bailout terms.
A report from the French interior ministry report calls for the two countries to pool resources to deal with asylum applications.
French military say they informed French judicial authorities and have begun moves to suspend the troops, who are serving in Ouagadougou.
Clemency bid was final legal recourse for Serge Atlaoui, granted a last-minute stay of action in April over death penalty for drug-related offence.
Ministers also plan to cut time required to handle asylum requests to nine months as number of people living in illegal migrant camps swells.
Around 300 migrants had been camping out for days in Ventimigila on the frontier, sparking tension between the two countries.
Axa plans to sell €500m of coal assets and triple 'green investments' to €3 billion by 2020 as part of fossil-fuel divestment movement.
Many members of France's intelligentsia and political class are now at each other’s throats in aftermath of January's terror attacks.