Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has been hauled in for questioning, and France is suddenly in uncharted territory.
French police plan to crackdown on improvised camps as the port attracts scores of migrants hoping to smuggle themselves across to the UK.
More specialist doctors may be needed if Britain is to catch up with France in the treatment of dementia, a top neurologist told ITV News.
Air France has decided to avoid eastern Ukraine air space after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in the area, according to Reuters.
The French airline's move comes after Lufthansa similarly stopped flying over the region with immediate effect.
The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has addressed a rally in Paris. She told her voters to make their own choice in the May 6th presidential election runoff. The two leading candidates - Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande - have been competing for the votes of her supporters.
Nicolas Sarkozy has held his final campaign rally ahead of France's presidential elections.
The country goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of voting.
The president received strong support from the crowd in Nice, as he battles to stay in his job.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has made an impassioned plea for five more years at a final rally before the first round of voting.
A huge hall in Nice is packed with 10,000 supporters awaiting Sarkozy's arrival. Bad poll numbers haven't dampened enthusiasm.
Mme Sarkozy is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail with her husband. There are huge shouts of 'Carla, Carla.'
French police are investigating why the mother of pupil stabbed a teacher in front of her class.
Dozens of offices attended the Edouard Herriot school in Albi, where the 34-year-old teacher was leading a class of five and six-year-olds in the school.
The mother of a pupil has stabbed a teacher to death in front of her class in France.
The 34-year-old teacher was leading a class of five and six-year-olds in the school in Albi, southern France when the mother attacked on Friday morning.
French president Francois Hollande described the killing at the Edouard Herriot pre-school as an "abominable drama".
Mr Hollande has sent the education minister to the region in response to the incident.
As former French president Nicholas Sarcozy is released from detention by French authorities, he denies any wrongdoing and says the country's justice system has been 'politicised', reports Europe Editor James Mates
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has denied any wrongdoing and says he has not "betrayed" his country after being put under formal investigation for corruption.
Mr Sarkozy told Europe 1 radio the country's legal system was "being used for political means".
"The situation is sufficiently serious to tell the French people where we stand on the political exploitation of part of the legal system today," he said.
He added: "I say to all those who are listening or watching that I have never betrayed them and have never committed an act against the Republic's principles and the rule of law."
One of the allies of Nicolas Sarkozy has expressed doubts over the fairness and impartiality of one of the magistrates investigating the ex-French president over allegations of corruption.
"I question the impartiality of one of the judges," Christian Estrosi, the mayor of the southern city of Nice told France Info radio, accusing Hollande's government of having whipped up "an atmosphere of hate".