French Finance Minister Francois Baroin said he was "convinced" that European leaders would agree on a comprehensive deal to end the eurozone debt crisis at a summit on Wednesday.
A French father won a 30-year quest for justice for his dead daughter on Saturday after a German doctor he had kidnapped and delivered to the French courts to face charges was convicted of her killing.
A prominent Socialist politician notched up a speed of 171 kilometres per hour (106 miles per hour) close to the northern town of Evreux on the A13 motorway on Sunday afternoon.
One of France's oldest and most learned medical bodies has weighed in on the topic of penis size to give its professional view on when a man should worry about an inadequate appendage.
The leader of the far-right Front National, Marine Le Pen, has criticized President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla, for choosing an Italian name for their five-day-old daughter.
Magret de canard, a fatty duck breast dish, is the preferred meal of one in five French people, according to a survey by polling company TNS Sofres.
France will head home after a troubled World Cup campaign knowing they stunned their many critics to push champions New Zealand to the limit in an 8-7 final defeat at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday.