Eight unions are taking part in the strike, which has disrupted schools, public transport and oil refineries.
Burkina Faso wants to defend itself against jihadists, who have forced two million from their homes.
Protesters take to the streets across France over plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
Some rural and suburban areas have no local doctors, while GPs in cities are working 60-hour weeks.
Lionel Messi leads Argentina to World Cup glory, beating France on penalties in one of the most thrilling climaxes in final history.
Israel says Salah Hamouri is a member of a terror group and has planned attacks on the state.
The new health measure follows an increase in sexually transmitted infections in France.
Tunisia record a remarkable victory over defending world champions France, but it is not enough to seal qualification to the World Cup last 16.
A video of an Italian politician claiming that France exploits African countries has been widely shared. Is she right?
The Italian PM called the French government “aggressive” after it criticised Rome’s refusal to help.
Paris was going to accept 3,500 migrants until Italy turned away a rescue boat with 230 on board.
President Macron said some troops would remain in the region, but under new arrangements.
Bathers enjoy water temperatures of up to 21C on the French Riviera as October ends with a mild spell.
Grief and outrage over the killing of 12-year-old Lola turns to debate over the suspect’s migrant status.
The new flow was sent in “European solidarity” after Russia cut energy supplies to Europe.
Paris’s relative absence in its supply of weapons to Ukraine leaves eastern European countries wary.
The decision could create a political headache for a number of European governments.
Deaths are reported in France, Austria and Italy in violent storms after weeks of heat and drought.
A summer scourge in the suburbs leaves young people dead and injured and prompts promises of action.
On the frontline of the wildfires in France is a tactical team trying to stay ahead of the flames.
“We’ve never known a summer like this,” says the mayor of one town threatened by wildfires.
The blaze in France’s south-west has gutted a number of homes and forced some 10,000 people to flee.
French officials say the whale’s condition worsened as it was being moved from the Seine to the sea.
A team of 80 helpers worked through the night to try and rescue the animal from the River Seine.
The Loire Valley is key to French farming, but it is being devastated by a fourth heatwave this year.
The visibly malnourished all-white beluga has been stuck 70km north of Paris since at least Tuesday.
Trucks are supplying many parched French towns with drinking water after an exceptionally dry July.
New rules will force shops to keep doors shut when air conditioning is on and limit use of neon signs.
Residents and visitors flee towns and villages in France, Spain and Greece as high winds fan fires.
More than 400 survivors and relatives gave evidence in the unprecedented trial that ended this week.