As of this morning, France holds the EU presidency. But as the handover took place, the French president made clear he was not disposed to
Two immediate problems are coming onto President Sarkozy’s radar as he bids to refashion the EU. Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski has announced he
Lorry drivers in France have been staging protests against the high cost of fuel, causing hundreds of kilometres of traffic jams.
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The news that France will ban all primetime advertising on public television from the beginning of next year has prompted angry union demonstrations
According to French public opinion, President Nicolas Sarkozy will need all the help he can get to re-launch Europe after the Irish referendum
The French authorities have opened an investigation into a racist attack on a Jewish youngster which left him clinging to life in hospital.
Illegal immigrants have set fire to one of France’s biggest deportation centres outside Paris. The blaze began after inmates set mattresses alight in
The French economy will expand by just 1.2% this year, the country’s statistics office, INSEE, is predicting. INSEE said households will cut spending
New York indie animators scooped the top two prizes at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Seven years after the fall of the Taliban, and there is still great debate about what has actually been achieved in Afghanistan. The capital Kabul
Afghanistan came calling for more money today, urging Western donors in Paris to dig deep despite increasing concern about the way funds are
More than 80 nations and international aid groups are in Paris, discussing the re-building of Afghanistan seven years after the US-led invasion ended
French inflation has hit a new record high. Consumer prices rose by 0.5 percent in May compared to a month earlier, pushed up by food and energy
A research show in Paris has seen the latest innovations in science unveiled. Among them, an instrument aimed at predicting the outbreak of
Health research, both public and private, has been just one of the topics highlighted at the European Research and Innovation Show in Paris. But
A history museum in northern France, dedicated to the D-Day landings, is staging the largest exhibit yet on another world-changing event – the
France did not win this year’s Eurovision song contest, but Sebastien Tellier’s “Divine” was one of the only proper songs on show that night. Now it
The French president has paid a visit to a chapel in eastern France where the bodies of six children who died in a collision between their bus and a
A verdict is expected today in the trial of French serial killer Michel Fourniret and his wife Monique Olivier. Prosecutors are seeking life in