A new museum in France reflects Mediterranean civilisation and culture.
A French former fireman and a circus performer have been sentenced to two years in prison for attempting to smuggle 103 children out of Chad.
Air raids continue "day and night" in the battle with insurgents in Mali, but France's president has dismissed suggestions of colonialism.
Unpopular in the polls and accused of dithering on the economy, France's Francois Hollande is in decisive mode when it comes to the situation in Mali.
The wheels of justice have started to turn for victims of a weight-loss pill that did more harm than good. Angelique Chrisafis reports.
Whatever the PR, things are not looking sunny for Franois Hollande. Opinion polls show that normal is not enough.
Sofie Peeters's account of the everyday sexist insults that women face has triggered debate about the inaction over the universal problem.
Franois Hollande, Europe's chief critic of one-size-fits-all austerity measures, is facing the headache of inescapable belt-tightening at home.
Detectives investigating alleged illegal campaign-financing by L'Oreal heir Liliane Bettencourt, have raided the former French president's mansion.
Reading habits were back on the political agenda in France this week when Hollande's government, vowing to protect the printed word.