An official with France’s National Observatory on Secularism proposes two Christian holidays be replaced by Muslim and Jewish celebrations.
The paintings, several of which are hanging in the Louvre in Paris, were taken from their Jewish owners as they fled Nazi-occupied Europe.
French ministers in talks with company officials over homophobic, racist and anti-semitic tweets which Paris says contravene laws on hate-speech.
The shooting of a rabbi and three young children at a Jewish school in Toulouse in south-west France and the earlier killing of three off-duty French soldiers have shocked the nation. These tragic events occurred as the presidential election entered its final month, forcing the candidates to reconsider their strategies. Some chose to suspend their campaign, others carried on electioneering. Lénaïg Bredoux, Ellen Salvi and Marine Turchi report.
French police have surrounded a house where a man suspected of a series of deadly shootings in Toulouse and Montauban is holed up.
Schools throughout France observed a minute's silence at 11.00am in memory of the three children and a teacher shot dead at a Jewish school.
France effectively put its election campaign on hold after a gunman killed three children and a teacher at a Jewish school.