- French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali Updated: Apr-17-14 5:16 pm
- In a first, France tackles sex assault in military Updated: Apr-15-14 3:07 pm
- French minister in Cuba as Europe seeks opening Updated: Apr-12-14 10:35 pm
- Correction: United States-France-Holocaust story Updated: Apr-10-14 4:54 pm
- Correction: Train Service-Holocaust-Maryland story Updated: Apr-10-14 1:55 pm
- US envoy: C. African Republic needs more troops Updated: Apr-09-14 2:11 pm
- Future of Quebec's separatist party in doubt Updated: Apr-09-14 9:22 am
- 2 UN workers killed by gunmen in Somalia Updated: Apr-07-14 4:11 pm
- New French finance minister coy on deficit hopes Updated: Apr-07-14 7:35 am
- French Greens bickering, divided as EU vote looms Updated: Apr-06-14 12:29 pm
- France to renegotiate deficit target with EU Updated: Apr-03-14 9:58 am
- Far-right sets sights on European Parliament Updated: Apr-02-14 5:11 pm
- French voters deal blow to gov't, help far right Updated: Mar-30-14 8:28 pm
- China president gets secret, sumptuous French menu Updated: Mar-27-14 2:25 pm
- France's municipal voting to test government grip Updated: Mar-23-14 6:10 pm
- French elections: step 1 in new far right march Updated: Mar-21-14 3:47 am
PARIS - French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.
PARIS - France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there.
HAVANA - A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years Saturday, traveling to the communist-run nation at a time when it is seeking to attract more foreign investment and improve ties with the European Union.
WASHINGTON - In stories March 10 and April 9 about the French rail company SNCF, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company acknowledged guilt and paid more than $6 billion in reparations for its role in the Holocaust. The company has expressed regret for its role in deportations, and the reparations were paid by the French government itself, not the government-owned SNCF.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - In stories March 10 and April 9 about the French rail company SNCF, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company acknowledged guilt and paid more than $6 billion in reparations for its role in the Holocaust. The company has expressed regret for its role in deportations, and the reparations were paid by the French government itself, not the government-owned SNCF.
BANGUI, Central African Republic - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday urged more support for existing African and French troops in Central African Republic on the eve of a U.N. vote to create a peacekeeping mission.
QUEBEC CITY - Quebec's separatist party faces doubts about its survival after voters solidly rejected its main goal of making the French-speaking province an independent country.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Gunmen inside an airport in Somalia shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the U.N. mission in the country said Monday.
BERLIN - France's new finance minister has stressed the need to strike a balance between stronger economic growth and fulfilling Paris' deficit-cutting commitments.
PARIS - France's Greens could well be upbeat: They tallied record results in recent municipal elections. They got an unprecedented offer for the No. 2 post in a Socialist-led Cabinet. They champion environmental issues that many French have been contemplating ever since Paris skies were recently coated in heavy smog.
PARIS - France's new finance minister sparked a dispute with Europe on his first day in office Thursday when he suggested Paris renegotiate the speed at which it cuts its budget deficit to limits set by the European Union.
PARIS - France's far-right National Front, coming off a historic electoral victory at home, is marching toward a new target: the European Parliament.
PARIS - French voters dealt a severe blow to the Socialist government in Sunday's municipal elections, but the party saved face by retaining the crown jewel, Paris, which got its first female mayor.
PARIS - The menu will remain secret, but there's no doubt that famed chef Alain Ducasse has concocted a sumptuous meal for the Chinese president as he wraps up his state visit to France in the Palace of Versailles.
PARIS - France's far-right National Front conquered a symbolic northern town in Sunday's first round of municipal elections and led in some other cities, drawing calls by the governing left and rival right to stop the anti-immigration party's advance.
HENIN-BEAUMONT, France - Marine Le Pen sees political gold in the abandoned coal mines of northern France that once pumped life, jobs and an identity into places like Henin-Beaumont - a bleak town that the far-right leader says is the avant-garde of her anti-immigration party's march to power.