A joint Franco-Spanish police operation has led to the arrest of three suspected key members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA.
As the suicide rate soars in France’s overcrowded prisons, the country’s justice minister has announced measures aimed at stemming the tide
France is set for a revolution, or at least a reversal of fortunes the government hopes — by its allowing shops to open on Sundays. In a bid to boost
A French Muslim woman is seeking legal action after being banned from her local public swimming pool. The 35-year-old convert to Islam, known only as
Three children were among five people who died in a fire at a block of council flats near Paris. The fire brigade said the blaze probably broke out
A burst underground pipeline in Southern France has gushed oil into a nature reserve on the edge of the world famous Carmargue national park.
France’s top bankers have been summoned by President Nicolas Sarkozy to defend their bonuses.
Sarkozy is pressuring French banks not to pay big
France is sending police reinforcements to New Caledonia, one of its overseas territories in the South Pacific. The move comes after clashes between
The banking bonus debate has been reopened with the news that France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, is paying bonuses totalling one billion euros to
Societe Generale has said there are signs of more stable market conditions ahead as its net profit halved to 309 million euros in the second quarter
Almost 2,000 holidaymakers and residents in the south of France were evacuated when forest and scrubland went up in flames.
Three campsites were
Sales of new cars in France rose in July, boosted by the Paris government’s scrappage programme under which drivers get a cash bonus when they trade
French farmers are promising a long hot summer of protest over demands to repay several hundred million euros in subsidies. The EU has ruled that the
French farmers have been told they must pay back millions in subsidy handouts. Between 1992 and 2002 fruit and vegetable producers in France received
The majority of passengers on a cruise ship carrying possible flu victims have been allowed to disembark in southern France.
The “Voyager of the
Bill Plympton is not your average animator working for a large mainstream studio. His vision is quirky, often political, and his cartoons are
The hunt is on in France to find out who could be behind deadly forest fires that have ravaged thousands of hectares of land, reducing it to ashes
The total number of people out of work in France dropped in June for the first time in a year.
The monthly headline jobless figures, issued by
In Paris, a crowd of about two hundred demonstrators gathered near the Eiffel tower, holding placards carrying images of those detained or dead
A plane that crossed the English Channel a 100 years ago has repeated the historic feat again today. In 1909, French aviation pioneer Louis Bleriot
One hundred years ago today and a little-known French pioneer took his courage in both hands and made the world’s first air journey across the
Mixed news from French carmaker Renault.
Vehicle sales were down 16.5 percent in the first half of the year – similar to the overall market fall
Poland has reacted with pride to the news that former Prime Minister Jerzey Buzek has been elected President of the European Parliament.