France's far right to ban Muslim school lunch options

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.

France to shun Rwanda genocide ceremony after accusations of involvement in massacre

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...

France sentences Rwandan over 1994 genocide


A French court has sentenced a former Rwandan army captain to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide, in a landmark ruling just weeks before the massacre’s 20th anniversary.

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: MH370 search 'far, far harder' than Air France AF447 investigation

Brazilian Navy sailors pick a piece of debris from Air France flight AF447 out of the Atlantic Ocean, some 1,200 km  northeast of Recife, Brazil.

Henry Samuel Investigators seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines plane face a "colossal task" that is "far, far harder" than the two-year search for an Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic, the man who...

Parents investigated in France for child neglect

French officials are investigating a couple of Indian origin after finding three young boys confined in appalling conditions in a suburban Paris flat.

France's far right makes local gains

French far-right party National Front president Marine Le Pen.

Dominique Vidalon France's anti-immigrant National Front scored gains in first-round town hall elections on Sunday and took control of a former Socialist bastion as voters punished President Francois Hollande and his...

Swiss clock-punching air force relies on France for hijacked jet

Passengers leave the hijacked plane after its safe landing in Geneva.

Benedikt Kammel Want to invade Switzerland? Here's a tip: strike outside office hours.

Baby girl found living in car boot in France

Garage where a child was found by mechanics

France is in shock after the discovery of an underfed and dehydrated baby girl who had been forced to live in a car boot, apparently since birth.

France's Hollande won't attend Sochi Games

French President Francois Hollande will not attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, and nor will any top officials, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday.

Egg-breaking rampage erupts in France where farmers protest low prices

Broken eggs

A group of rogue French farmers has gone on a furious egg-breaking rampage, destroying tens of thousands on roads and pledging to smash many more in protest against low prices.

'Terrorists will pay' for Libya bombing, says France

French embassy in Tripoli

A car bomb attack on France’s embassy in Libya has wounded two French guards and caused extensive damage, prompting the French foreign minister to visit and warn ‘‘terrorists’’ will pay.

France legalises gay marriage

People celebrate in front of the Paris City Hall on April 23, 2013, hours after the French National Assembly adopted a bill legalizing same-sex marriages and adoptions for gay couples, defying months of opposition protests. In its second and final reading, a majority of lawmakers approved the bill by a vote of 331 to 225. Placard reads:

France legalised gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate that exposed deep conservatism in the nation's heartland and triggered huge demonstrations that tapped into intense...

Syrian gas attack area shelled as France demands action

UN push for North Korean talks (Thumbnail)

Donna Abu-Nasr and Terry Atlas The United Nations has formally asked the Syrian government to authorise UN experts to investigate a reported chemical attack with mass casualties near Damascus.

France legalises gay marriage after vicious debate


Nick Miller It's the home of the City of Love, the land of l'amour. Now France has become the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage, less than a week after New Zealand.

France fears more cases SARS-like virus

Nicolas Gubert French health authorities say they fear the country's first case of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 18 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia, may have infected two other people.

France to await US decision on Syria

President Barack Obama with French President Francois Hollande

France will wait for its parliament and the US Congress to consider possible military action on Syria before making a decision about whether to launch strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's...

Assad regime carried out 'massive' chemical attack, says France

French President Francois Hollande speaks at a news conference in Doha June 23, 2013. Hollande said Syrian rebels must take back control of areas from radicals and calls on Iran's news president to be

A French intelligence report says forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad carried out a "massive" chemical attack last month.

Russia, France at odds over Syrian response

Laurent Fabius, Sergey Lavrov

Maria Antonova Russia and France have admitted they still had differences over how to solve the Syrian conflict before a debate in the UN Security Council over stripping the country of its chemical arsenal.

Gay marriage now law in France

Anti-gay group (Hommen)

French President Francois Hollande signed a gay marriage and adoption bill into law on Saturday after it was cleared by the constitutional council, which turned down a challenge by the right-wing...

A storm as France's 'heritage' auctioned off

President Francois Hollande has been accused of selling off France's national heritage with an auction of hundreds of bottles of fine wine from the cellars of his Elysee Palace.