PM Manuel Valls's drastic plan to meet EU deficit requirements split his Socialist Party and was opposed by the Greens and conservatives.
French parliament votes in favour of lengthening peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, as inter-religious violence worsens.
The proposed law will allow women to obtain an abortion at up to 12 weeks into a pregnacy, and removes requirement of being in distress.
A reform intended to bolster the finances of France's indebted pension system has been passed by 270 votes in favour and 249 against.
President Hollande backs Obama decision to get green light from Congress but now faces pressure to put the issue to French parliament.
President Francois Hollande expressed readiness to push ahead with plans to strike Syria despite British parliament's rejection of military action
Dozens of exploration wells could be drilled in regions where seismic data has indicated promising reserves, a parliamentary commission said.
French MPs vote for amendment under which their assets will only be made public to people on electoral list who request the information.
The parliamentary enquiry into the Cahuzac tax evasion scandal began Monday, firstly questioning journalists from Mediapart who broke the story.
MPs voted 249-97 in favour of redefining marriage as being an agreement between two people and not only between a man and a woman.
A Mediapart investigation has revealed that a socialist MP used his parliamentary expenses allowance to pay for family holidays abroad. But his is not an isolated case. Instead, it highlights the near total lack of transparency and control over the way that France's Members of Parliament make use of their generous monthly expenses of more than 6,000 euros. A number of MPs are now calling for greater openness in the allowance system, fearing that an expenses scandal such as the one that hit British MPs in 2009 could engulf them. Meanwhile an anti-corruption organisation warns that an MP who can be shown to have misused their allowances could be prosecuted for misappropriation of public money. Valentine Oberti reports.