France has dropped demands for certain transactions to be exempt from the financial transactions tax which Paris and 10 other countries hope to introduce.
British budget airline easyJet cancelled 30 percent of its flights in France on Wednesday because of a new two-day strike by cabin crew.
A Palestinian bid to secure a UN resolution setting an end date for the occupation, which was supported by France, failed to pass a Security Council vote on Tuesday.
On Saturday and for the second night in a row, a heated shed was set up in Calais in northern France to protect migrants against the cold.
A charity in Calais in France distributed Christmas gifts on Tuesday to the children of migrants who camp there in their bid to cross the sea to reach Britain.