French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius has officially invited Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko for talks in Paris on Wednesday.
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France is doing badly in separate international ratings for corruption and ecucation, according to this morning's front pages.
French lawmakers are on Wednesday expected to vote in favour of a bill that penalises the clients of prostitutes.
Lorries caused 145 kilometres of traffic jams on roads around Paris on Monday as part of a protest by those who work in poney clubs and horse riding centres.
Thousands of people have marched through central Paris to demonstrate against racism nearly 30 years after the first national anti-racist movement in France.
Thousands of trucks have blocked major highways across France as truck drivers step up their campaign against a key environmental tax.
Protestors in Ukraine in favour of closer ties with the European Union took to the streets of the capital Kiev for a second day on Monday.
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is meeting with leading French trade unions today to discuss proposed reforms to the tax system that would be debated in the National Assembly next summer.
In a country famous for strikes, a protester can come in many forms. On Sunday, it was horses.