French archaeologists have discovered some 200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains in Normandy in an extremely rare discovery in northwestern Europe.
A French family of 11 is believed to have left for Syria as the entire family has disappeared from the southern city of Nice where they lived.
French historical novelist Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the fifteenth time a French writer has won the distinction.
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday urged the European Union to relax its rules on budget discipline to protect faltering growth in the eurozone.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told MPs that his government was sticking to its proposed 2015 budget, despite threats that the European Commission may order France to revise it.