Green campaigners and trade unionists have slammed the French government’s scrapping of its proposed ecotax. Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announced on Thursday that plans to tax road freight have been abandoned
Five people died and two more were injured when a helicopter crashed in the garden of a house near the Swiss border on Thursday morning.
Thousands of people slept in railway stations, airports and schools on Monday night after torrential rain drenched much of the south of France.
Air France offered on Monday to suspend the expansion of its low-cost operation Transavia in a bid to end the strike which has paralysed the flag carrier for more than a week.
Pilots at Air France have voted to continue their strike for a second week with the company cancelling more flights on Sunday than on preceding days.