US online streaming Netflix launched its move into the French market on Monday and put local operators under pressure.
A French scientist was awarded a top science prize, for his work on brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease.
The French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that Paris might send troops abroad to fight terrorist groups.
A life-size replica of the Hermione, the French navy frigate that shipped General Lafayette to America to fight in the US war of independence, tests French waters on Sunday.
A fugitive Dutch dentist accused of mutilating dozens of French patients has been arrested in Canada. French prosecutors are seeking his extradition to France.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde on Wednesday said she had no intention of resigning