The National Front's upper house success underlines the rise of the anti-immigration, anti-euro party.
The confusion between the French government and management of the airline mirrored the disruption that has gripped air travellers.
French jets have launched their first air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq, destroying their target, President Francois Hollande says.
The extreme right is at the "gates of power" in France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says, warning that victory for the National Front could be a fatal blow for Europe.
Chloe Coupeau Cherbourg, France: Interpol issued a global alert Friday for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour snatched from hospital by his family, as authorities said only hours remained to save his life.
Dan Lamothe French officials said on Wednesday that they will not deliver the first Mistral-class amphibious warship that Russia had ordered from Paris as part of a $US1.
Henry Samuel Strapped for cash and struggling to keep its dizzying debt in check, France is scrambling to sell its state-owned property as never before.
Herv Asquin France and Germany have marked 100 years since the outbreak of World War One during an emotional memorial service in a border town where 30,000 men lost their lives.
Food lovers may put France on a pedestal, but microwaved or pre-packaged dishes have become so common in restaurants that authorities are introducing a new "homemade" label for chefs cooking meals...
A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has deepened further with fresh leaks of telephone conversations.
Dan Bilefsky Hours after being put under formal investigation in a corruption and influence-peddling case, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out at the prosecution, saying again that he is innocent...
Rupert Guinness When a strapping dairy farmer named Don Kirkham and a diminutive tinsmith Iddo "Snowy" Munro set off for the 1914 Tour de France, they unknowingly planted a seed for generations of Australian riders.
Scott Sayare and Maia de la Baume A teenage Roma boy lay in a coma in a hospital here Tuesday after being abducted from a shantytown and beaten last week, apparently in retaliation for what his assailants thought were thefts he...
Cecile Azzaro The European Court of Human Rights has blocked a landmark decision by a French court to allow a man in a vegetative state to have his life support turned off, igniting a debate across France on...
Scott Sayare In Paris The brutal assault of a 16-year-old Roma boy, who was beaten nearly to death and thrown into a supermarket trolley, was ''unjustifiable'', said French President Francois Hollande.
Monica Matei Abandoned as a child, the Roma youth left for dead by Paris vigilantes has a young family of his own back home.
Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said the party would prevent schools from offering special lunches to Muslim pupils in the 11 towns it won in local elections.
As Rwandans took part in events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the country's genocide, France said it had cancelled plans to attend Monday's official ceremony, following accusations of French...
Rory Mulholland An Air France executive has been charged with running a vast prostitution ring that brought young women from Brazil and forced them to work out of apartments near the Louvre museum and in other chic...
France has offered to host a summit with Nigeria and its neighbours focused on Islamist militant group Boko Haram, President Francois Hollande said on Sunday.