Italian economy minister Giovanni Tria cancelled planned talks in Paris on Wednesday with his French counterpart while in Rome France's ambassador was summoned to a meeting with the foreign ministry amid the row sparked by President Emmanuel Macron's sharp criticism of Italy's decision to refuse entry to migrants aboard an NGO sea rescue ship.
Yassin Salhi has 'confessed' he wanted to kill himself and dress it up as terrorist act, as police wonder if it was not 'just a simple criminal act'.
Right and Left denounce sacking of right-wing polemicist Eric Zemmour by French TV channel i-Télé for reported Islamophobic comments.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem last year backed an experimental reform for primary schools aimed at overcoming gender stereotyping.
UK Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps claims François Hollande has run the French economy 'into the sand', ahead of a bilateral summit.
French footballer Nicolas Anelka appeared to make an inverted Nazi salute, known as the 'quenelle', after scoring a goal for his English club.
François Hollande and Angela Merkel lead a push at the EU summit in Brussels to reshape transatlantic spying and agree a new code of conduct.
Paris has warned that reforms of EU social and employment legislation, encouraged by London, went too far in dismantling social protections.
Government ministers have been accused of sabotaging the French language by relaxing a ban on English being used in French universities.
News of tightening of checks on Titan tyres comes after row last month in which the US firms's CEO Maurice Taylor mocked France's work ethics.