France offers nuclear test money
France is to compensate people who suffered health problems as a result of three decades of nuclear weapons tests.
France carried out more than 200 tests, firstly in Algeria and later in French Polynesia, between 1966 and 1996.
Some 150,000 civil and military workers took part, many of whom have illnesses including thyroid cancer and leukaemia.
Defence Minister Herve Morin said a compensation bill would go before parliament. The ministry has earmarked 10m euros (£9m) to compensate victims.
The government has until now been reluctant to officially recognise a link between the testing and any radiation-related sicknesses.