A major railway station in Paris has been evacuated after a bomb threat, The Associated Press reports.
Citing police sources, the report states the Gare de l'Est - one of several main stations in the French capital - was closed "as a precaution".
An apparently deliberate attack on a female officer in Paris on duty outside President Francois Hollande's residence is not thought to be linked to last week's attacks, French media have reported.
Two people have been arrested after a black Renault Clio reversed into the policewoman, who was standing guard at the Elysée Palace overnight, leaving her with minor injuries.
Two others, thought to have been passengers in the car, remain on the run.
BFM-TV reported that the car had been travelling the wrong way down the road at the time, and quoted a police source as saying it was likely to have been a "simple road accident" caused by the driver panicking when they realised they were travelling the wrong way.
There was "no connection" with the attacks of last week, it added.
A motorist deliberately drove at and injured a policewoman outside President Francois Hollande's residence in Paris last night, French media have reported.
French broadcaster BFM TV said the car had been driving the wrong way along a one-way system and that two people had been arrested.
The incident comes as France remains on high security alert after a week of violence in the capital in which 17 people were killed.
It was unclear whether the incident was connected to those attacks, the report added.
French revellers thronged the Champs-Élysées in Paris to welcome in the new year with an understated light display at the Arc de Triomphe.
The words 'Happy New Year' were projected on the face of the monument in a number of world languages, before the monument erupted into a fireworks display.
French farmers drove a flock of around 250 sheep around Paris on Thursday to highlight the effect a growing wolf population is having on their flocks.
Previously hunted to extinction across most of Western Europe, wolves crossed the Alps from Italy into the French countryside in the 1990s as a European convention on the conservation of wildlife re-introduced packs back into the wild.
Now farmers are complaining that packs of the government-protected predators are attacking livestock.
There have been 4,800 attacks on sheep by wolves so far this year – 1,000 more than in 2013, according to official figures from the French Sheep Organization (FNO), AFP have reported.
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A child and an elderly woman have died when a four-storey building in Paris collapsed after an explosion, French authorities said.
About 150 emergency workers were on hand with sniffer dogs trying to find six people unaccounted for, said the prefect of Saint-Seine-Denis, Philippe Galli.
Ten people, four of them seriously wounded, were pulled out of the rubble, he said.
Officials at the scene in the suburb of Rosny-Sous-Bois said the explosion appeared to have been caused by a gas leak.
Armed robbers brandishing automatic rifles ambushed the motorcade of a Saudi Arabian prince as it drove through Paris, snatching €250,000 and "sensitive" documents, media in France has reported citing French Police.
The theft took place in northern Paris late on Sunday night as the motorcade was making its way from the Saudi embassy to an airport in Le Bourget, said police, who confirmed there were no injuries.
"It's quite an unusual attack. They were obviously well-informed. It's true that it's quite a rare way of operating," the police source told Agence France Presse.
Parisiennes are hoping to persuade couples to end the recent unwelcome recent tradition of fixing padlocks to the River Seine's ageing bridges by encouraging them to take a selfie instead.
With giant stickers in French, English and Spanish on the Pont de l'Archeveche, behind Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris began its #lovewithoutlocks campaign, saying the city's famed bridges "can't resist your love" - the padlocks clinging to every available surface.
The lovers' locks craze dates back only a decade or so, but the weight is pulling bridge railings down.
A bridge in Paris was evacuated yesterday after a part of the railing collapsed under the weight of thousands of 'love-locks'.
Since 2008, lovers have been securing padlocks to the Pont des Arts bridge and throwing the keys into the Seine River to declare their love for one another.
No injures were reported, but a debate as to whether thousands of padlocks that cover the length of the bridge should be removed, has again been raised in an online petition.