A man suspected of having strangled his five-month-old son was found dead Tuesday having apparently hanged himself in the wake of France's third infanticide in as many weeks, police said.
France's Socialist government will Wednesday seek to end a row over its treatment of ethnic Roma migrants in a move that could result in Bulgarian and Romanian citizens being granted the right to work in the country.
Martine Aubry, the head of the French Socialist Party and mayor of Lille, has called for state land to be provided for the resettlement of Roma left homeless after the dismantling of camps in the city.
The recent heatwave which has seen record highs in several areas of France is starting to ease off, according to the country's meteorological office, while warnings remained in place in some 20 departments.
A four-year-old girl died on Monday after being shot in the head during a family argument in an apartment in Toulouse in south-western France.
French actor Gérard Depardieu has filed a complaint against a car driver whom he allegedly punched in the face during a Paris traffic altercation, his spokesman said Monday.
Five people, including two children, were struck by lightning and seriously injured Monday at an adventure park in the Pyrenees in southwestern France, a local source told AFP.