News stops: France's oldest woman dies aged 112
HERE is a quick round up of some of the news headlines from France.
India diplomatic bag found in French Alps after 46 years
A bag carrying diplomatic mail from India has been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, close to where an Air India plane crashed 46 years ago.
France carries out third Roma camp clearance this week
French police evicted about 600 Roma travellers from two camps near Paris on Wednesday, the third such mass expulsion this week. Camps were cleared near Lyons on Tuesday and near Paris on Monday.
France's oldest woman dead at 112
Paule Bronzini, France's oldest woman, has died at the age of 112, her retirement home announced on Wednesday.
Carrefour says it slashed first-half loss by 88%
Carrefour, the world's second biggest retailer by sales after Walmart, posted on Thursday a sharply reduced 2012 first-half net loss, a day after a union source said it would eliminate up to 600 jobs.
Carrefour to cut 500 to 600 jobs in France: union
French retail giant Carrefour is to cut 500 to 600 office jobs in France as part of a voluntary departure programme, union sources said on Wednesday.