Iraq on Sunday gave French energy giant Total an ultimatum to either end its dealings with the autonomous Kurdistan region in the north or to sell its stake in a giant southern oilfield.
France came seventh in the Olympic league table, winning 34 medals in total - seven less than in Beijing. But as the athletes file onto the Eurostar before a homecoming parade along the Champs Elysée Monday evening, what is the French press saying about the games?
Defending men's handball champions France were pushed all the way in a gripping Olympic final on Sunday but retained their crown, edging a tight contest to beat unfancied Sweden 22-21.
French prosecutors on Sunday brought charges including raping a minor against a paedophile who has admitted to five serious sexual assaults on girls at French campsites this summer.