A number of volunteers from Britain who were heading to the migrant camp in Calais to distribute aid packages of food, clothes and tents were turned back by French customs officers ahead of the imminent demolition of the so-called 'Jungle'.
French President François Hollande pledged five-year aid package when meeting with Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid in Paris.
Prime minister Manuel Valls promises up to €3 billion to help agriculture invest in modernizing production over next three years.
The move due Wednesday follows mounting protests, including road blocks, by farmers decrying retailers' and food processors' profit margins.
US defence officials say they will ask for cost of helping France fight insurgents in Sahel region of Africa to be 'reimbursed'.
Laurent Fabius pledged French aid for displaced populations and met with Iraqi prime minister before flying to Irbil in the Kurdish region.
The move comes as President Hollande assured Kurdish authorities that France will stand by 'victims of continued exactions of the Islamic State'.
Foreign minister Laurent Fabius to make formal appeal in Brussels for assistance as French forces try to pacify Central African Republic.
In a desperate protest to save the public finances of his local administration, the mayor of Sevran, a town of 51,000 inhabitants situated just north-east of Paris, began a hunger strike this weekend outside the French parliament which he has vowed will only end when concrete reforms are made to ease the economic plight of France’s worst-off towns. In this interview with Renaud Ceccotti, he details his demands and explains how, after 11 years of battling with what he calls a "structural" financial shortfall, “we’ve reached the end.”