News du Jour: Sarkozy Scandal, Racy Ad Banned


Former President Nicolas Sarkozy is now also being implicated in the Copé funding scandal. [The Local]

An advertisement that appears to depict two women about to kiss (but is actually just the same woman, Jeune et Jolie star Marine Vacth) has been banned in one French town. [Le Parisien]

Shattering stereotypes, French people protested ... in favor of building a McDonald's in the small town of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise. [The Local]

Students at the selective HEC (Hautes Études Commerciales) had an Animal House–level wild party, and now the university is doing damage control. [Midi Libre]

Productions from the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier have been live-streaming their performances to about 100 cinemas across France. [NYTimes]