The European Commission is keeping a close eye on a new French purge on Roma camps to ensure expulsions are not arbitrary and discriminatory, a spokeswoman said on Friday.
A suspected serial rapist is preying on young girls holidaying on campsites in the Ardèche region of central France, local police said Friday.
Speed cameras in France are set to make a record yield this year, bringing in an estimated €700 million for the French government.
French security services had watched Toulouse shooter Mohamed Merah since the end of 2009 and judged his behaviour "worrying" in late 2011, according to declassified documents seen by AFP.
An amateur football club in Angers has complained after being regularly confused with its professional counterpart, mainly by English clubs looking to recruit.
As the last seconds ticked away in France's 81-64 victory over Russia to reach the Olympic women's basketball final, French captain Celine Dumerc began dancing as she dribbled the ball on court.
France's Constitutional Council ruled on Thursday that no change to the country's constitution was necessary to adopt the EU's fiscal pact, a key element in efforts to overcome the eurozone's debt crisis.