France's national Bastille Day celebrations unfolded against a backdrop of recession and record unemployment.
UNESCO has announced that Azoulay will be presented to the general assembly as the successor to outgoing UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. France has said Azoulay would "overcome political divisions."
France is to introduce a law against harassment of women in the street. It comes as millions of women share their experiences of harassment in an online campaign that arose from the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein.
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to move homeless migrants off the streets of Calais by the end of the year. But his plan has been met with resistance. DW's Doris Pundy reports from the northern port city.
France's new anti-terror bill will allow police to continue to carry out house raids without a warrant and restrict suspects' movement. Rights advocates decried the bill, but it met with little public resistance.
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