A LOOK over some of the headlines from France.
France to spend millions on embassy security after attack
France is to spend 20 million euros ($26 million) on boosting security at its diplomatic missions in Africa and the Middle East after a car bomb attack last month on its embassy in Libya, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.
French composer Henri Dutilleux dies at 97
French composer Henri Dutilleux died Wednesday in Paris at the age of 97, his family announced. Over the course of his prolific career, he won international renown for his mostly instrumental works, which ranged from violin concertos to symphonies.
Our pet chimpanzee ruined my life, claims stepdaughter of French singer
The stepdaughter of the late French singer Léo Ferré claims the family's pet chimpanzee ruined her childhood as it installed a reign of terror at the family chateau, a new autobiography claims.
Franglais row: Is the English language conquering France?
The French parliament is debating a new road map for French universities, which includes the proposal of allowing courses to be taught in English. For some, this amounts to a betrayal of the national language and, more specifically, of a particular way at looking at the world - for others it's just accepting the inevitable.
Venner suicide at Notre-Dame 'political' - Le Pen
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has said a suicide on Tuesday in Notre-Dame Cathedral was "political", in a remark condemned by the ruling party.