French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault intervened after LafargeHolcim's boss said he was prepared to supply materials forUS/Mexico wall.
Four-day strike over hours and conditions, called by the UNSA union, will lead to cancelled flights between Monday 6th and Friday March 10th.
Teachers join strike led by lawyers over official use of French in English-speaking part of the country where ten were killed in demonstrations.
Figures show French-made films sold 34 million tickets abroad last year, a fall of 70 percent compared to 111.4 million in 2015, a bumper year.
Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said a woman with French and Tunisian dual citizenship died in deadly attack in Istanbul early on Sunday.
In last New Year message of presidency, Hollande also paid tribute to those killed in terror attacks this year, including the 86 who died in Nice.
Paris and Berlin announce plans to share air base and transport planes, probably at Orléans in central France, as part of a closer defence policy.
The 93-year-old wrote 100 books and was also a translator known for his French versions of Shakespeare's plays and the poetry of John Donne.
André Brahic was an expert on the solar system who in 1984 launched a programme which led to discovery of three of the planet's rings.
Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot’s parent company announces deal that underlines growing Chinese presence in French fashion industry.
Laurence Rossignol sparked a row after she appeared on French TV and criticised fashion brands that market hijabs as 'irresponsible'.
The 32-year-old was arrested in Holland at the request of the French authorities and is suspected of planning attacks in France.
Manuel Valls urged extra vigilance to stop people entering Europe on false passports as IS has 'stolen a large number of passports in Syria'.
Figures show little let-up in numbers joining Islamic State despite bombing of IS strongholds and crackdown by authorities within France.
Three officers were reportedly wounded in shoot-out during raid to arrest November 13th Paris attacks suspects, while at least two men fled the scene.