News du Jour: Carla and Valerie Team Up, ‘La Marseillaise’ Karaoke Controversy

Carla Bruni during the French TV show 'Vivement Dimanche' at Pavillon Gabriel on March 19, 2014 in Paris, France. Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

Carla Bruni and Valérie Trierweiler joined a #BringBackOurGirls rally today in Paris. [France24]

Justice Minister Christiane Taubira drew criticism after she did not sing along to the national anthem at an event and later compared it to "karaoke." Far-right politician Marine Le Pen (daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen) has been one of the harshest critics. [Independent]

What Eurostar? Inventor Eduardo Galvani has dreamed up the CityCopter, a mini-helicopter that could shuttle commuters from London to Paris in only two hours. [Daily Mail]

The city's most expensive apartment just sold for a whopping 8 million euros, or 46,200 euros per square meter. It was previously the property of Ladurée owner Francis Holder, and was bought by an unidentified Austrian businessman. [RFI]

Per a study that will befuddle anyone who's tried to ride the RER during rush hour, commuters in Paris are becoming more polite. [The Local]