The American actor Sean Penn is to receive an honorary French film award Cesar next February in Paris in recognition of being a cinema "living legend".
Facebook has bought Wit.ai, a startup specialising in voice recognition, which was created by three French men now based in California.
French President François Hollande has welcomed resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States after 54 years, saying that it has come none too soon.
Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has resigned after repeated anti-government protests and calls for him to quit. A man was shot dead as youths clashed with police on Saturday.
French forces killed a leading member of the jihadi group Al-Murabitoun in northern Mali on Wednesday night, the army announced on Thursday.
A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader has been charged for her alleged involvement in an assasination plot against the country's President. Maria Corina Machado denies the accusations.
41 French tourists were injured on Monday in a bus accident and seven are in a serious condition.
European aerospace Airbus on Monday signed a three billion-euro deal with the Brazilian airline Azul to deliver 35 Airbus A320neos.