France has launched a program to create jobs for young people without qualifications. It's hoped that thanks to "Garantie Jeunes" some 100,000 jobless youths will be working by the end of 2017.
The French president has announced a massive policy overhaul for the country's poorest neighborhoods. Poor, urban suburbs have become breeding grounds for radicalization.
Joel Lobanzo, a 17-year-old footballer for Belgian club Royal Antwerp, has died after suffering a heart attack in training. The club have offered counselling to players and staff that witnessed the incident.
The alleged rape of a black man by police has sparked outrage and violence in France, drawing attention to the gritty banlieues. In one Paris suburb, however, youngsters have helped clean up the mess the mayhem caused.
French PM Edouard Philippe has revealed details of a major investment plan aimed at bolstering his country's languid economy. It foresees spending billions on education, digitization and the environment, among others.
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