A vote of confidence in the French government this afternoon, called by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, will reveal the extent of a split among the ruling Socialists in parliament.
The Air France-KLM pilots' strike entered its second day on Tuesday, with 60% of flights likely to be affected as the leader of the French Socialist Party called for an end to the strike.
French daily Libération on Monday announced plans to cut one third of its workforce to save the newspaper founded by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1973.
French telecom Orange made a 3.4 billion euro bid on Monday to acquire Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel.
Local officials in a small town on the West coast of France go on trial on Monday, charged with negligence which led to the loss of 29 lives in severe floods in 2010.
US online streaming Netflix launched its move into the French market on Monday and put local operators under pressure.
Protests over 1,000-cow factory are intensifying in northern France where opponents from diverse background are now rallying.
Air France grounded half its flights on Monday as pilots begin a strike against the company's plan to develop its low-cost operation Transavia.