Tour De France finally underway despite treacherous conditions
Tough health rules mean that the event may have to be halted long before it arrives on the Champs Elysee in Paris at the end of the Grand Finale, currently due in three weeks' time.
Brussels decorates its Christmas tree as famous Paris avenue is lit upThe countdown to Christmas is underway in European capitals Brussels and Paris. View on euronews
France: Ex-President Sarkozy goes on trial for corruptionFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy is standing trial in Paris on corruption charges.