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

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 Carla Bruni during the French TV show 'Vivement Dimanche' at Pavillon Gabriel on March 19, 2014 in Paris, France.
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]