Twenty Romanian police officers are working with Paris police to clamp down on criminals from their country in the French capital over the Christmas period.
The French city of Lyon will scintillate from 3-6 December during its annual Festival of Lights.
Six people have died in a plane crash in France's central Burgundy region.
Although a million tourists visit the east African country of Tanzania every year, the government has said it is keen to more than double the number.
Not even Mickey’s kingdom has escaped the economic downturn in Europe, with Disneyland Paris reporting a loss of one million visitors this year.
French police investigating the shooting of a family in the Alps last year have released an identikit image of a mysterious motorcyclist said to have been at the scene of the crime.
A five-year-old boy was in a Paris children's hospital on Thursday after being "seriously injured" at the Disneyland amusement park near the French capital.
No survivors are expected after Wednesday's crash of a passenger plane in Laos. Seven French citizens were aboard. A French minister has blamed human error and stormy weather.
France's TGV and national train services were running almost normally despite a national one-day strike by railworkers on Wednesday, the SNCF rail service announced.
Paris is to host the 2018 Gay Games, a boost for France after its adoption of a same-sex marriage law this year and a slap in the face for opponents of the move.