News stops: Hollande calls for patience on economy
CATCH up with some of the news headlines from France.
President Hollande tells France decline is not our destiny
French leader asks weary voters to judge him at the end of his presidency, as his approval ratings plunge to record low.
France MPs clash over Manuel Valls terrorism claim
France's Socialist interior minister has accused his conservative predecessors of bringing back terrorism after a reported surge in crime.
Syria: France backs anti-Assad coalition
France has become the first Western power to recognise Syria's opposition coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
French Euromillions winner scoops 169 mn euros
A lucky punter beat the French record for a Euromillions lottery haul on Tuesday, winning a staggering 169.8 million euros (almost $216 million), enough to buy nearly four tonnes of gold.
Eight years in jail for Oxford conman who swindled French aristocrats
A conman was handed an eight year jail sentence on Tuesday for brainwashing and scamming three generations of an aristocratic French family out of their fortune.