- Anonymous threats against airliners prompt plane searches Updated: May-25-15 2:25 pm
NEW YORK - A series of anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners Monday, possibly from the same source, prompted searches of at least two planes at Kennedy Airport and nearly interrupted a third flight from England, authorities said.
- Air France flight gets military escort to NYC after threat Updated: May-25-15 1:30 pm
NEW YORK - Authorities say U.S. military jets have escorted an Air France airliner to New York's Kennedy Airport after a threat was made against the flight.
- French forces kill 2 Islamic extremist chiefs in north Mali Updated: May-20-15 12:35 pm
PARIS - The French Defense Ministry says special forces in Mali have killed the leaders of two Islamist extremist groups in fighting in northern Mali.
- Merkel, Hollande commit to global climate protection Updated: May-19-15 7:17 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference.
- France, Niger forces kill 3 fighters, detain 3 others Updated: May-18-15 5:59 pm
PARIS - The French Defense Ministry says troops from France and Niger killed three armed combattants and detained three others who tried to force their way through a checkpoint near the Libyan border.
- French president calls for end to US embargo on Cuba Updated: May-11-15 11:22 pm
HAVANA - French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for ending of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, saying France "will be a faithful ally" as Cuba reforms its centrally planned economy and tries to re-enter the global economic system.
- French president says UN climate fund could help Caribbean Updated: May-09-15 5:07 pm
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique - French President Francois Hollande told Caribbean leaders on Saturday that a planned international green fund could help the vulnerable, tourism-dependent region mitigate the effects of climate change.
- UN asks why France didn't probe sex abuse claims earlier Updated: May-08-15 8:56 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called Friday for an impartial investigation into the way that child sexual abuse allegations against French soldiers in the Central African Republic have been handled. Meanwhile, the U.N. human rights chief asked why France didn't move more quickly to pursue the claims.
- Paris prosecutor: UN slowed probe of troops sex-abuse claims Updated: May-07-15 3:19 pm
PARIS - The "U.N. hierarchy" rejected French efforts to hear from the author of a U.N. report alleging that French soldiers sexually abused four children in the Central African Republic, the Paris prosecutor's office said Thursday.
- Australian leader brushes off snub to diplomat's gay partner Updated: May-06-15 12:07 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister on Wednesday brushed off controversy over his office's treatment of the gay partner of the Australian ambassador to France.
- France vows to defend Arab allies, strengthen business ties Updated: May-05-15 2:41 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - French President Francois Hollande vowed to defend Gulf Arab allies as he announced Tuesday that his country is in talks with Saudi Arabia for business deals worth tens of billions of euros (dollars).
- Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party Updated: May-04-15 4:20 pm
PARIS - French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace.
- French troops budget boosted to sustain anti-terror mission Updated: Apr-29-15 5:25 am
PARIS - French president Francois Hollande says he has decided to increase the military budget by 3.8 billion euros ($4.2 billion) between now and 2019 to allow troops to fulfill their anti-terror mission.
- German, French rescue teams on way to Nepal Updated: Apr-26-15 7:55 am
BERLIN - A German rescue organization and the French government said on Sunday they are sending rescue and relief teams to Nepal, where a massive earthquake left more than 2,000 dead.