NORRENT-FONTES, France (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At a small, muddy makeshift migrant camp in the quiet countryside of Norrent-Fontes, some 70 kilometres (43 miles) from Calais in northern France, Ethiopian and Eritrean women prepare to cook injera, a type of flatbread, for their lunch.
PARIS Former prime minister Alain Juppe has widened his lead over rival Nicolas Sarkozy to win the center-right's nomination for France's 2017 presidential elections, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday.
VALLETTA/PARIS A small aircraft conducting a surveillance mission over the Mediterranean for France's defence ministry crashed on take-off in Malta on Monday, killing all five people on board. | Video
CALAIS, France Aid workers accused France and Britain on Sunday of failing more than 1,300 unaccompanied child migrants whose future remained uncertain just a day before the French government begins dismantling the filthy camp where they are holed up. | Video
PARIS France's national police chief has promised to upgrade equipment and improve working conditions for the country's police, who staged a sixth night of protests across several cities.
PARIS Socialist party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis has said that on current trends none of the Socialist candidates will be able to win France's 2017 presidential election or even make it into the second round.
PARIS Credit Mutuel, France's third-biggest cooperative bank, said on Saturday it would examine the consequences of a possible divorce with a group of its regional banks, whose shareholders voted earlier to seek financial independence.
PARIS Frederic Gagey stands to lose his job as boss of French carrier Air France in early November when its parent Air France-KLM unveils a new strategic plan to the board, daily La Tribune said on Friday.
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.