Unions and church leaders support ban on Sunday shopping, but business federations appear to be winning public support to overturn the rule.
Health minister wants ban on smoking in open public spaces, including beaches, parks and campuses, but anti-tobacco campaigners are sceptical.
Toulouse's socialist mayor expressed concern about planned torchlight march to commemorate victory of a Christian army in 721 over Muslims.
Dozens of exploration wells could be drilled in regions where seismic data has indicated promising reserves, a parliamentary commission said.
Medical experts insist that the increasingly popular e-cigarettes should be subject to the same restrictions as tobacco smoking.
The man vainly tried to justify the attack as an attempt to uphold a controversial law banning women from wearing face-covering veils in public.
Days ahead of President Francois Hollande's visit to India, France says it is not going to overturn the ban on Sikh turban in its schools.
French threat to quadruple taxes on products containing palm oil, one of Nutella's key ingredients, has angered producers in Malaysia.
A politician in southern France is urging the nation’s restaurants to stop serving California wines in response to the U.S. state’s ban on foie gras.
Three Saudi women who refused to remove their face veils at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport were barred entry to France, a police union claims.
Officials move to stop use of Cruiser OSR pesticide, which is used to treat rapeseed, after scientists suggested it could pose a danger to bees.
France’s temporary ban on planting of a variety of GM maize by Monsanto is rejected by Europe’s food safety agency which sees no health risk.