The Rainbow Warrior was heading for the Mururoa Atoll in the south Pacific, where France was planning a series of nuclear tests. Photograph: Patrick Riviere/AFP/Getty Images

A French secret service frogman who took part in the operation to sink Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior 30 years ago has spoken publicly for the fi(...)

French journalist Edwy Plenel founder and managing editor of French online newspaper Mediapart. He will testify tomorrow at a French parliamentary commission into the Jérôme Cahuzac affair, in which Mediapart revealed that the socialist minister of the budget had stashed at least €600,000 in Switzerland and Singapore, was about “the struggle of the little media David against all the Goliaths”. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Depending on how you feel about him – and opinions are divided – Edwy Plenel has the looks and aura of Joseph Stalin or Charlie Chaplin. (...)

Former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac who swore to the French president, prime minister and finance minister that he had never had a bank account abroad. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Left-leaning website Mediapart first reported that Jérôme Cahuzac, then French budget minister, had a Swiss bank account last December 4th, (...)

Former French  junior minister for budget Jérôme Cahuzac (centre), flanked by successor Bernard Cazeneuve (right) and finance minister Pierre Moscovici, at the finance ministry in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The French junior minister for the budget, Jérôme Cahuzac, who was responsible for pursuing tax cheats, has been sacked by President François H(...)