Temperatures in some parts of France will reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) this weekend, forecasters predicted on Thursday, triggering an alert system set up after 15,000 people died in a heatwave in 2003.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday President Bashar al-Assad was "butchering his own people" as Syrian refugees urged Paris to help them fight.
France's Socialist government pledged on Thursday to reverse the recent shrinkage of police numbers in the wake of rioting that devastated part of the northern city of Amiens.
France will consider giving migrants from Romania and Bulgaria the right to work, the Interior Minister said Thursday in a move triggered by tensions over the treatment of an estimated 15,000 ethnic Roma living in illegal camps.
French police are looking for a gang of thieves after it was revealed that €1 million in cash has been stolen from ATMs across France using a novel technique.
The mayor of Amiens alerted central government two months ago to “renewed delinquency” and a shortage of police officers in the city, a newly-released letter shows. Meanwhile five people have been arrested in connection to the violence.
French cosmetics group Yves Rocher has bought a 51 percent stake in Turkish beauty products company Flormar in a deal estimated at $150 million, the Turkish press reported Thursday.