HERE is a look over some of the recent headlines from France.
France steps up security at Jewish sites after synagogue attack
Blank bullets fired at synagogue in Paris suburb, hours after police raids on suspected radical Islamist cell.
Minister says jobs being saved as France braces for strikes
France's industry ministry has assisted 119 struggling firms since the new Socialist government came to power in May, helping save some 15,000 jobs, a minister said Sunday.
Rich businessmen pulling out of France as tax-hit looms
A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as businessmen seek to leave France before stiff tax hikes hit, real estate agents and financial advisors say.
The Great British Bake Off crosses the Channel
The hit BBC2 cookery show has been sold to France, where it will be hosted by the country's answer to Jamie Oliver.
Petter Solberg's wild crash in Rally France WRC event caught on video
Ford's Petter Solberg was forced to retire from Rally France on Saturday when he lost control of his Fiesta and collided with a telegraph pole on the day's first stage.