Anthony Bourdain, 61, a New York chef who shot to fame with a bestselling book about the 'underbelly' of kitchen life, and who went on to host a regular series of travel programmes on TV has been found dead in a hotel room in Strasbourg, eastern France, after committing suicide, said his employer CNN.
In 2012 the French post office La Poste agreed to set up a commission to find ways to reduce work-related stress, illness and suicides following its abrupt change of status from state-run enterprise to a limited company funded by the public purse. But today unions and workplace health experts say that many of the group's 260,000 staff are still suffering from the pace of change caused by endless reorganisation. As Rachida El Azzouzi reports, management are now in talks with unions in a bid to solve the problem.
The young woman was watched by users of the live video-streaming app when she jumped into the path of a Paris suburban commuter train.
Up to 600 agricultural workers a year kill themselves in France with low pay resulting from reduced farm prices seen as contributory cause.
Nicolas Bonnemaison, who was convicted of poisoning a terminally ill patient, was found slumped in a vehicle in south-west France.
Jean Germain was charged over a business in which Chinese tourists renewed wedding vows in the historic town of Tours, when he was its mayor.
With one pilot locked out of cockpit, events point to the suicide or sudden illness of remaining pilot, with latter theory unlikely say experts.
Analysis shows that when jobless rate increases by 10 percent, suicide rate goes up by about 1.5 percent for whole population aged 15 or above.
A couple were found hanged and their children aged 13 and 16 had been poisoned, according to police who are investigating the family 'tragedy'.
The man in his 50s shot himself with a sawn-off shotgun in front of a dozen children at a primary school close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Marc Armando was the suspected mastermind behind the 1992 robbery of the Bank of France in Toulon in which 146 million francs were stolen.
Thierry Costa, 38, who took his life in Cambodia where series was filmed left a note saying he had been unfairly criticised over the contestant's death.
Olivier Metzner had one of the most glittering legal careers in France, and was involved in famous cases such as Clearstream and the ongoing Bettencourt saga. But the man from a modest farming family is dead. His body was discovered floating off the private island he owned off Brittany and an apparent suicide note was in his pocket. Mediapart's legal affair specialist Michel Deléan pays tribute to this hard-working loner who in his rare leisure time enjoyed cigars, sailing and opera.