Former French interior minister Charles Pasqua died in a hospital in the Paris suburbs Monday at age 88.
A powerfull heatwave is forecast to sweep France this week and temperatures could reach 40 degrees Celsius or more by the middle of the week.
The parents of a severely brain-damaged Frenchman, Vincent Lambert, will challenge the European Court of Human Rights decision to allow him to die.
A young woman died after being shot in the head while attending a wedding in Marly, northern France, on Saturday.
Former New Zealand rugby international Jerry Collins has died in a car accident in in southern France along with his wife. Collins, 34, was capped 48 times by the All Blacks.