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.
A 102-year-old French cyclist has broken his own world record in the over-100s category riding 16.7 miles in one hour.
Francois Hollande shot down David Cameron's hopes of talking about EU treaty change negotiations today.
Exit polls suggest candidates backed by France's far-right Front Nationale party are on track to claim victories in the southern towns of Beziers and Frejus in the local elections.
The FN already made a breakthrough in last week's first round of voting by winning power in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont.
France's far-right Front Nationale party appears to have claimed a second town in the second round of local elections in which they are expected to make significant gains.
With polls in some areas already closed, ITV News Europe Editor James Mates has tweeted:
Front Nationale candidate looks to have won the southern town of Beziers, the 2nd to fall to the far right in these elections #france
The anticipated success in Beziers contrasted with a defeat elsewhere for the party of Marine Le Pen, which took an outright victory in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont in the first round.
Looking as if the Front Nationale have been soundly beaten in Avignon by the socialists. More results expected in 20 mins or so. #france
Despite that success, the governing Socialists - the party of President Francois Hollande - are braced for big losses while the centre-right UMP is expected to do well.
Closer magazine has been ordered to pay €15,000 (£12,400) to actress Julie Gayet for the publication of two pictures - one of her and the other of French President Francois Hollande in front of the same building.
The French celebrity magazine claimed Hollande and Gayet were having an affair.
France's anti-immigrant National Front (NF) party has scored gains in first-round town hall elections and taken control of a former Socialist bastion as voters turned against President Francois Hollande and his left-wing allies.
The elections in thousands of constituencies across France were the first nationwide voter test for Hollande. A second round of voting is due next Sunday.
FN leader Marine Le Pen, who took over from her father Jean-Marie Le Pen in 2011, said advances made in the first round already marked a major breakthrough.
While only fielding candidates in 596 out of some 36,000 municipalities across France, BVA estimated the FN had scored seven percent of the vote.
FN's candidate in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont, a former coalmining centre that had long been held by Socialists, was declared winner with an outright majority.
France's highest court of appeal has upheld the conviction and three-year jail sentence of former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel today, but overturned a 2012 civil ruling that fined him €4.9 billion (£4 billion) to match the bank's losses.
Kerviel's market bets brought the French bank to the brink of collapse in 2008.
A new civil trial will take place before the Versailles Appeals Court to decide on eventual damages.
British Airways and EasyJet are among airlines to cancel flights on Tuesday as French public service workers go on strike.
Affected BA flights are: BA304/307, BA324/329, BA332/333, BA2622/2623, BA348/349, BA486/487.
EasyJet customers can see which flights are affected here.
The French foreign minister says the Crimea referendum is illegal and goes against the Ukrainian constitution.
A Paris court gave a Rwandan ex-soldier a 25-year jail sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, in the first trial in France to punish those responsible for the three-month wave of violence.
Pascal Simbikangwa, 54, described by prosecutors as a former soldier who rose to become the No. 3 in Rwanda's intelligence services, denied the charges against him during the trial.
Under French law, Rwandans suspected of involvement in the genocide can be tried in a French court.
French President Francois Hollande said he is ready "to apply all the necessary pressure" in order make Russia understand that negotiation is the only option regarding Ukraine.
He made the comments during the annual dinner of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions in Paris.
Hollande said Russia has "taken the risk of a dangerous escalation" by deploying soldiers in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
"In these circumstances, France's role with Europe is to apply all necessary pressure including the possible use of sanctions to propose, to impose, a path to dialogue and to find a political solution to this crisis," he added.