A French appeal court has ruled against the extradition of Beninese businessman Patrice Talon, who is accused of plottting to kill President Thomas Boni Yayi.
France has returned five 2,000-year-old antiques to Egypt after they were spotted advertised for sale on the internet. They were stolen during the 2011 uprising against president Hosni Mubarak.
French General Paul Aussaresses, who caused a storm with his admission that torture was widely used during the Algerian War of Independence, has died at the age of 95.
France's veteran rocker Johnny Hallyday has cancelled a mini-tour of Asia, officially because of the political turmoil in Thailand.
As predicted in yesterday's press review, this morning's front pages are full of the failure of the French secondary education system.
French experts say thatYasser Arafat did not die from polonium poisoning, contradicting the findings of a Swiss team.
As the end of the year draws near, people are making travel plans so that they can spend the holidays with their families.
A global education survey released today showed that France has dropped to an average position in international maths tests and needs to improve educational results for immigrants and the poor.
Former French President Jacques Chirac is recovering in hospital after undergoing successful kidney surgery on Monday, according to members of his close circle.
France is doing badly in separate international ratings for corruption and ecucation, according to this morning's front pages.