One of France's best-known cartoonists has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and violence in a court case over a drawing depicting Pope Benedict XVI sodomising a child.
France declared on Tuesday that it was following events in Hong Kong attentively and stressed its respect for the right to protest peacefully.
An illegal immigrant was hit by a train in Menton, near the French Italian border on Tuesday morning and incurred slight cuts on his scalp but no serious injuries.
Thieves have stolen an Edgar Degas painting, valued at six million euros, from the home of a private collector in Cyprus.
France's national debt has ballooned to over two trillion euros for the first time, leaving President François Holmande's government way off reaching European Union targets.
Thousands of people slept in railway stations, airports and schools on Monday night after torrential rain drenched much of the south of France.
New elements have emerged in the investigation into the killing of two RFI journalists in November 2013.