The French government has declared a "total mobilisation" to save Serge Atlaoui after an Indonesian court rejected his appeal against a death sentence on drug trafficking charges.
France asked Jordan Sunday to comply with international procedures as it seeks the extradition of the suspected mastermind of a deadly attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982.
Neymar's participation in the South American footballing showpiece came to an abrupt end after a disciplinary hearing slapped him with a four-match ban for headbutting a Colombian opponent.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday overturned a four-year ban from competing in skiing imposed on renowned violinist Vanessa Mae when she was accused of manipulating results.
French President François Hollande has thrown his weight behind a Greek deal, as Athens' ongoing debt crisis plunges the Paris stockmarket for the second time in a week.
France's Environment minister, Ségolène Royal, has been forced to apologise for telling people not to eat Nutella because it contributed to deforestation and climate change.