The Central African Republic (CAR) is to take legal action against French soldiers accused of exchanging paedophile sex for food during the French military operation in the country.
Four Romanians are to appear this week in court in Marseille on suspicions of involvement in a baby trafficking network. They face up to 10 years in prison.
France is to impose plain packaging for cigarettes as part of an anti-cancer drive that also sees extra taxes on manufacturers and more steps to stop sales to minors.
The bodies of five newborn babies were found on Thursday in a house near Bordeaux, southwestern France.