Confinement can create "fertile ground for domestic violence," says the country's minister for gender quality. France is also creating support sites for women at supermarkets and pharmacies.
Twenty patients were transported from the hard-hit eastern region of France, where hospitals are operating at overcapacity, to the western Loire Valley, where facilities still have plenty of beds.
A 73-year-old French woman in confinement in Chamonix recalls her Jewish father, who survived World War II hiding out in a nearby village. Others sent him smoke signals to warn when Nazis were near.
The European Union's extraordinary measure reverses an earlier reluctance by member states and follow suit with the U.S., which has banned non-citizens from EU countries.
Didier Gailhaguet, the head of France's ice skating federation, has resigned. French figure skating has been mired in a sexual abuse scandal after skaters accused coaches of rape and sexual abuse.
France, Germany and the U.K. say they are lodging a dispute against Tehran. While they voiced hope for the nuclear agreement's survival, the clock is ticking — and renewed sanctions may be looming.
Nicolas Sarkozy, who led France from 2007 to 2012, stands accused in multiple legal actions. In this case, he allegedly attempted to convince a court official to illegally release information.
No group has taken responsibility so far for the attack in the West African country, but the region has been a target of Islamist militants in the past.
The plan calls for a shift from 42 distinct pension plans into one universal scheme. The new system will be based on the principle of giving each pensioner the same rights for each euro they pay in.
The strike took a quieter turn Friday, as protests ebbed but workers still stayed home in anger at a pension reform proposal. Stations and schools across the country remained shuttered.