A LOOK over the news headlines from France.
French farmers converge on Paris in prices protest
Hundreds of French farmers and more than 1,300 tractors have converged on central Paris in the latest protest against collapsing incomes.
The protesters blocked major arteries into the capital, but officials say they caused little disruption.
Suspected Paris arsonist transferred to psychiatric ward
A 36-year-old man detained by Paris police in connection with the blaze that killed eight people overnight Wednesday was transferred to a psychiatric ward on Thursday, according to a judicial source.
The man was taken into custody on Wednesday hours after a fire ripped through an apartment building in the French capital’s northern 18th district. Eight people were killed in the blaze, including two children.
French farmers kidnap Alps park chiefs, demanding protection from wolf attacks
French farmers have kidnapped the head of a national park in the Alps, demanding stronger measures against wolves that are attacking their flocks.
France's rising wolf population is causing concern for many sheep farmers, mainly from Provence to the Hautes Alpes area.
French unemployment stable at 10% in second quarter
French unemployment was stable in the second quarter at around 10 percent, official data showed on Thursday, as the EU's second-largest economy continues to grapple with a stagnant economy.
Including overseas territories, the unemployment rate among the working population was also largely unchanged from the previous three months at 10.3 percent, equivalent to around 2.9 million people, the data from Insee showed.