The French National Assembly is due to vote on a bill to legalise gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. The issue has exposed deep rifts in French society and prompted huge protests.
Deputies of France's National Assembly have given the green light to extend the state of emergency which has been in force since the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. Critics argue that the measure curtails freedoms.
Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has accused the French socialist government and president of leaking his financial affairs to the press. Fillon has been formally charged with embezzling public funds.
In the wake of the attack in Nice, the French government is coming under increasing pressure over its handling of security issues. Support for President Hollande is waning fast, as Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris.
The French National Assembly has voted in favor of extending the nation's state of emergency until January 2017. The decision comes less than a week after 84 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Nice.
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