PARIS Banned in much of Europe, roe-deer hunting on horseback with hounds is enjoying such renewed interest in France that some companies are marketing one-off outings to non-specialists, some riding in carriages.
PARIS S&P raised its outlook on France's "AA" long-term sovereign credit rating to "stable" from "negative", citing labour and tax reforms introduced in the last two years, in a boost to President Francois Hollande's Socialist government.
PARIS A proposed increase in France's share tax flies in the face of efforts by the government and the financial industry to lure banking jobs from London, financial sector lobbies have warned.
PARIS France will start removing migrants on Monday from a squalid north-coast camp known as the Jungle and expects to dismantle it in the space of a week, an interior ministry official said on Friday.
LONDON France's Alain Juppe will move the border with Britain from Calais to southern England if he wins power next year, setting up a potential battle with London over immigration following the Brexit vote, the Guardian newspaper reported.
BRUSSELS Belgium will strengthen its police force in the west of the country to preempt the closure of a migrant camp in France's Calais, which authorities believe could lead to a surge in migrants seeking to use Belgian ports to reach Britain.
BERLIN Germany and France pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to extend a pause in air strikes in Syria and halt the "criminal" bombardment of civilians, but said four-way talks aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine made some progress.
PARIS Russia inaugurated its most visible landmark in France on Wednesday, brushing off a diplomatic snub by Francois Hollande's government as bilateral tensions simmered over the war in Syria.
PARIS France appeared on Wednesday to accept that it would need to keep thousands of troops in Africa's Sahel region for an indefinite period given the ongoing instability and preponderance of Islamist militants.
PARIS France plans to increase a levy on property insurance policies to 5.9 euros from 4.30 euros per contract to bolster a fund that provides compensation to victims of attacks or other criminal acts.