Presidential candidate François Hollande is reportedly getting advice from some of the experts who helped Barack Obama win the US presidency in 2008.
Five years after France introduced a smoking ban in public places, a new report says more people are flouting the rules, particularly at work.
An eight-year-old girl was still in a coma on Monday morning after a ride on a fairground carrousel in a Paris park ended in disaster.
French business newspaper La Tribune published its last paper edition on Monday with the headline "La Tribune salutes you" ("La Tribune vous salue bien"), making it the second title to stop its print edition in two months.
A French tourist killed during a hold-up at a money exchange bureau in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh was killed by "random" gunfire, the tourism minister said on Sunday.
President Nicolas Sarkozy went on primetime TV Sunday to unveil plans for new taxes he hopes will fix France's ailing economy and boost his credibility ahead of polls he is tipped to lose to a Socialist.