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.
The French Senate has swung back to the right with, for the first time ever, two National Front Senators after elections on Sunday.
The French Senate, family policy, the future of Air France, and Syria are this morning's front-page stories.
Unemployment in France fell by 0.3 per cent in August, the first drop in nine months.
France will not stop its air strikes on the Islamic State armed group or negotiate with the Algerian Islamists who threatened to kill French hostage Hervé Pierre Gourdel