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France's jobless total surged in August. The labour minister said hiring in the tourism sector had suffered because of militant Islamist attacks.
83-year-old former head of state Jacques Chirac "will remain in hospital for the next few days" according to his son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux.
Alstom has begun crisis talks over plans to stop making trains at its plant in Belfort. The French government is insisting the facility remains open.
French president François Hollande has spoken in Paris on the theme of democracy in the face of terrorism.
Jerome Cahuzac says his first secret account was used to fund the political movement of former French PM Michel Rocard.
The ban had been imposed on the grounds that it contravened French laws on secularism. Far from cooling down tensions, the ruling has created even more controversy.
France’s highest administrative court has suspended the ban on women wearing burkini swimsuits that had been in force in the southern seaside town of Villeneuve…
It came as no great surprise to the French when their hyperactive former leader Nicolas Sarkozy announced he was going to run for the presidency again.
In an attempt to identify potentially dangerous jihadists, Germany and France have called for Europe wide rules that would limit the use of encrypted communications.
French authorities have arrested seven people on terrorism-related offences this month, at least three of whom allegedly had specific projects planned.
You might think at first sight that the bikini does not respect correctness and morality as stated in a bylaw in the popular Mediterranean resort of Cannes.
The organization and financing of the Muslim faith in France, has come under fire from politicians after the succession of jihadist attacks in recent months.
The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has promised the UK will maintain close ties with its European neighbours despite the Brexit vote.
Locals in the Normandy village of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray are struggling to come to terms with Tuesday’s (July 26) tragedy when two knifemen interrupted a church service and brutally murdered the eld
France's lower house of parliament has voted early to extend a state of emergency nationwide for another six months. Critics say that it is too little too late.
Shouts of “where were the police” rang out as crowds jeered France’s Prime Minister during a tribute to victims of last week’s truck attack in Nice.
Politics, it is often said, is about compromise. But for the French government at the moment compromise on the contentious issue of labour reform is
With less than a year until the next presidential election, Francois Hollande used his last Bastille Day address to defend his legacy.
France is reeling over the news that French President Francois Hollande's office is paying almost 10,000 euros a month for a full time barber to cut his hair.
Left-wing supporters had condemned what they said was the first ban of a union-backed protest since the early 1960s.
Paris will be the People's on Thursday as unions lead a march against new labour laws, but now the embattled Socialist government has alienated its union supporters by trying to ban the march, and ang
French unions have been allowed to hold a protest march in Paris on Thursday, the head of the CGT union Philippe Martinez said on Wednesday after an emergency meeting with the…
Anger over a new French labour law has produced a series of protests and strikes aimed at bringing President Hollande's socialist government to its knees. It's also produced a new movement that calls
French riot police fired tear gas and chased after protesters as clashes broke out during an anti-labour reform demonstration on Tuesday.