French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a setback on Friday when one of his closest lieutenants, Benjamin Griveaux, pulled out of the race to become mayor of Paris.
Carlos and Carole Ghosn, the former first couple of carmaker Nissan, are united again in Beirut.
For the first time in more than 200 years, worshippers will not be able to attend Christmas mass at Notre-Dame cathedral, which is still being restored after a devastating fire.
The European Union warned on Saturday that a UN summit in Madrid must send a strong signal that countries are ready to do more to cut emissions, as fears grew that international efforts to fight climate change were slipping into reverse.
Accolades keep streaming in for Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe. The Springbok wing was named the French Top 14 Player of the Season in Paris on Monday night.