A PICK of news headlines from France.
Police shoot knife-wielding man dead in French Channel port
French police shot dead a man in the Channel port of Le Havre on Monday night. He had attacked and stabbed another man 22 times, they say.
The man, who was 31-years-old but has not been named, died after two police officers fired about 10 bullets at him as he tried to attack them, according to police sources speaking to the Info Paris-Normandie website.
Passport of Alps murder victim found in police lab after almost two years
French police investigating the Alps murder of Briton Saad al-Hilli have been accused of incompetence after it emerged his missing passport had been sitting in a police lab for almost two years.
The missing passport had fuelled the mystery over the murders of Mr al-Hilli, his wife and mother-in-law in a French beauty spot in September 2012.
But it has now emerged it was sitting in the businessman’s jacket in a police lab which was not properly searched until July this year.
French face smaller pensions, later retirement: report
France's indebted pension system can only address chronic funding shortfalls if the French accept to work longer and take home smaller pensions, an official report will show on Tuesday.
The report by the Cor consultative body, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters, was the second this week to point to a funding crisis in the system after the Cour des Comptes state audit body raised the alarm on private pensions.