New daily COVID-19 cases surged to more than 2,200 on Friday.
The French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez now requires face masks outdoors, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties.
Paris will make masks mandatory on certain crowded streets and outdoor public areas from Monday following a rise in new COVID-19 cases.
An official in France’s national police said the hostage-taker was known to have psychological problems.
"We believe Lebanon should be placed under French mandate in order to establish clean and durable governance," reads a petition that has collected more than 50,000 signatures.
A formal investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in the French Ice sports federation has revealed that more than 20 coaches have allegedly sexually, physically or verbally abused the people they were training.
Countries across Europe are conflicted over whether a second wave of coronavirus has hit their respective nations, but apprehension appears to be universal for all.
Business is booming for French pool rental app Swimmy as Europeans are increasingly ditching public pools for private rentals this summer.
The firm is accused of being late to reveal the risk the medication poses to pregnant women.
People in Nice, Lille and Bayonne, among other French towns and cities, now have to wear masks at open-air markets, among other outdoor public spaces.
The gatherings, held in secret locations and announced at the last minute, have been around for decades and are now seeing new interest from confinement-weary music lovers.
Europeans took to the continent's motorways on Saturday, the first day of August, and for most of them the first day of their summer holiday.
Both countries' guards and officials will operate under one command to make them more effective.
Swathes of Western Europe is wilting under intense heat, with socially-distanced crowds seeking relief in fountains and pools as authorities warn of COVID-19 and wildfire risks.
French and UK border forces intercepted 227 migrants in the Channel on Thursday in 21 separate operations with more incidents reported on Friday.
Coronavirus cases are rising in France, with the increase seen "particularly in the 20-30 age group" the French public health agency said.
Local councils in the UK are introducing measures at the local level to curb the spread of the virus after spikes in infections.
More than 180 firefighters have battled a forest blaze raging across nearly 250 hectares of pine trees in France's southwestern Gironde region
But environmentalists say the changes don't go far enough.
France's interior minister has called remarks comparing modern-day police to the Vichy regime "scandalous".
The lawyer says the man 'is consumed with remorse'.
France's Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the move in the city of Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, which has been troubled by drug related crime.
George Floyd's death in the United States has sparked the debate on racial violence in Europe's police forces. Is it endemic and unavoidable? Unreported Europe has investigated in France, where the issue is highly controversial.
Police easily identified a credit card thief after the individual's rather vivid purchase.
The incident occurred at a petrochemical plant near Marseille.
The man is charged in France with the 2016 murder of 21-year-old Narumi Kurosaki.