'French is not in danger' is a remarkable assertion from country that officially banned the use of anglicisms for decades, says William Alexander.
Research by French investment bank Natixis finds that within 40 years French will be spoken by more people than English or Manadarin.
Study suggests that by 2050 more people in the world will speak French as first language than English or Mandarin.
Académie Française condemns use of abbreviation of 'as soon as possible', and the adoption by the sporting world of 'scorer' as a verb.
Media watchdog says its aim is to help TV and radio channels be aware of their obligations in defending and promoting the French language.
Malagasy language more widely spoken on streets and at home while English is fast becoming the foreign language of choice in former French colony.
In latest attack culture minister accuses Amazon of destroying bookshops as France wages war against the cultural impact of the internet.
Government ministers have been accused of sabotaging the French language by relaxing a ban on English being used in French universities.
Michael Edwards, 74, is the first Briton to achieve "immortality" by becoming a member of the hallowed institution the Académie Française.
A fightback is underway to save Cajun French, a form of French language spoken for centuries among communities in Louisiana, from extinction.