Lack of rain and a heatwave led to just 1% increase in French production in 2015, meaning Italy regained top spot for amount of wine made.
Paris says the fighter which came in 'dangerous proximity' to a Russian airliner in French airspace was Swiss.
Egypt has inked a deal to buy two helicopter carriers originally built by France for Russia before their sale was scrapped over the Ukraine crisis.
Ahead of UN meeting on fighting IS, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius says Russia’s claims of fighting in Syria are exaggerated.
President Hollande and Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 'have agreed on the principle and terms and conditions' says French presidency.
The Mistral-class helicopter carriers built for deal with Russia that was annulled by embargo over Crimea conflict, could now go to Egypt and India.
The French president said recent 'progress' in the ceasefire in the Ukraine left few obstacles to lifting EU and US sanctions against Moscow.
The actor and tax exile pledges to get rid of all his properties in France, including a château, several restaurants and a fishmongers.
French president upbeat about prospects for sale of two warships after deal with Russia was formally ended.
Despite claims in Moscow, French president François Hollande insists there is 'no deal yet' with Russia over non-delivery of Mistral ships.
Senior Kremlin official says 'everything has been decided' over how much France will pay Russia for non-delivery of two Mistral warships.
Parents challenge laws in France that in effect deny citizenship to surrogate children, whom one lawyer calls the 'ghosts of the Republic'.
The Russian compensation claim for the French-built helicopter carriers, blocked over Ukraine crisis, is well below France's offer of 785m euros.
Rare visit to Shanghai by French navy Mistral-class helicopter carrier prompts conjecture over deal on undelivered sister ships built for Russia.
The former EDF chief, now advisor to Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom, was pushed to withdraw bid by French economy minister.