HERE is a look over some of the news headlines from France.
French police release five terror suspects
Five men arrested in anti-terror raids in France have been freed but seven remain in custody, some of whom allegedly planned to fight in Syria.
French gang rape trial ends with acquittals, light sentences
Two teenage gang rape victims said they had seen a "judicial shipwreck" after a French court acquitted 10 youths and handed down light sentences to four others.
French right wing hijacks the pain au chocolat
First we had pasty-gate. Now an alleged incident involving the humble French pastry is being used by rightwing politicians in the battle to take over Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party.
Johnny Hallyday, king of the uncool
No one can do tacky like the French Elvis, and that's why expats like me will be filling the Albert Hall for his comeback next week