New Caledonia rejects independence from France in third referendum

Residents of the Pacific territory of New Caledonia voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to remain part of France in a third referendum that was boycotted by pro-independence groups, reports say. Police…

France’s Benzema gets one-year suspended term in sex tape case

A French court on Wednesday gave Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema a one-year suspended sentence for complicity in a bid to blackmail his former France team-mate, Mathieu Valbuena, with a…

BREAKING: Sarkozy found guilty of corruption, sentenced to prison

A Paris court has handed former French President Nicolas Sarkozy a one-year prison sentence after finding him guilty of illegal campaign financing of his failed 2012 re-election bid. Sarkozy, 66,…