French authorities say experts will make one last attempt to save a cargo ship drifting toward the French coast. If not put in tow, the ship is expected to run aground. The crew of the listing ship was rescued.
The collision occured overnight between the British port of Dover and and the French town of Dunkirk. The English Channel is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes with more than 500 vessels passing through every day.
A plague of algae is washing up on beaches in Brittany. Experts say only a drastic cut in nitrate fertilizer use will get rid of it, but farmers are reluctant to ditch the chemicals.
Archaeologists have unearthed an entire ancient Roman neighborhood near the French city of Lyon. The 7,000 square meter (75,000 square feet) site is fast becoming known as "Little Pompeii."
France has asked other EU members for help in fighting several wildfires in the southeast of the country, including one near Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera. At least 10,000 people have been evacuated from the area.
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