- The Latest: UN Security Council to hold meeting on Aleppo Updated: May-03-16 10:02 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):
- French leader says all new subs will be built in Australia Updated: May-02-16 1:19 am
CANBERRA, Australia - A new fleet of French-designed Australian submarines will be built in Australia on time and within budget, the French prime minister said on Monday.
- French company scores huge Australian submarine contract Updated: Apr-26-16 9:51 am
PARIS - Australia's largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations.
- French soldier slightly injured in train station attack Updated: Apr-24-16 2:19 pm
PARIS - French police say they are looking for a man who attacked a soldier with a box cutter in the eastern city of Strasbourg.
- The Latest: US says world closer to key goal on climate deal Updated: Apr-22-16 4:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Latest on the U.N. signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change (all times local):
- International Red Cross workers freed in north Mali Updated: Apr-22-16 9:51 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Islamic extremists in northern Mali freed three staffers with the International Committee of the Red Cross they had kidnapped last week, a spokesman for the organization said Friday.
- Palestinians back French meeting on Israel-Palestinian peace Updated: Apr-21-16 3:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinians said Thursday they strongly support a French initiative to hold a ministerial meeting, probably on May 30, as a first step to an international conference aimed at reviving the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
- French minister raises possibility IS can be eradicated Updated: Apr-21-16 3:46 am
PARIS - French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is voicing cautious optimism about the defeat of the Islamic State group, suggesting the possibility that it can be eradicated.
- Little help for survivors of Central African Republic abuses Updated: Apr-20-16 3:18 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - The peacekeepers motioned to the teenage girl weaving through the sprawling camp in the baking afternoon sun selling bananas from a plate atop her head. Soon their real intentions were clear: They yanked her inside their tent and began unbuttoning their pants.
- Ceremony honors American airmen who fought for France in WWI Updated: Apr-20-16 10:37 am
MARNES-LA-COQUETTE, France - A parade of jets and vintage aircraft roared across the sky outside Paris on Wednesday, honoring the American fighter pilots who flew for France during World War I.
- French leader worried about suspension of Syria talks Updated: Apr-19-16 1:07 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - French President Francois Hollande expressed concern over the suspension of Geneva peace talks on ending Syria's civil, saying Tuesday the development was "very worrying."
- France reshuffles police forces to avoid rivalries in crisis Updated: Apr-19-16 12:09 pm
PARIS - France is reorganizing its police special forces, responding to allegations that rivalries between the three major branches of law enforcement hampered the response to the attacks in November.
- Regeni murder casts shadow on French President's Egypt visit Updated: Apr-17-16 7:02 pm
CAIRO - Hours after French President Francois Hollande landed in Egypt Sunday on a visit his hosts say will deepen "distinct and strong" ties, he and his Egyptian counterpart differed publicly over human rights and the extent to which they should be respected while fighting militants.
- French president vows support for Lebanon during visit Updated: Apr-16-16 12:38 pm
BEIRUT - French President Francois Hollande said Saturday his country will stand by Lebanon to boost security in the tiny Arab country that is "surrounded by crisis and wars" and urged the parliament to elect a new president whose post has been vacant for nearly two years.
- 3 French soldiers die in Mali after convoy struck by blast Updated: Apr-13-16 10:47 am
BAMAKO, Mali - The lead vehicle of a convoy struck a land mine laid by extremists in northern Mali, killing three French soldiers in the deadliest single incident for the former colonizer's forces in three years, officials said Wednesday.
- Mine blast kills French soldier in northern Mali Updated: Apr-12-16 11:51 am
PARIS - Officials say a French soldier has been killed in northern Mali after a mine exploded beneath an armored vehicle.
- The Latest: El Salvador raids offices in Panama Papers case Updated: Apr-08-16 8:05 pm
LONDON - The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous (all times local):
- France switches ambassador said to be gay to UNESCO Updated: Apr-06-16 11:50 am
PARIS - France's government has named a respected diplomat who is said to be gay as the country's ambassador to UNESCO, several months after he was nominated as ambassador to the Vatican - a job he never started.
- Exiled Napoleon's island home recreated in Paris exhibition Updated: Apr-05-16 5:51 pm
PARIS - France's national army museum has recreated the home where Napoleon lived his final years, bringing furniture and belongings from the remote Atlantic Island of St. Helena to Paris for the first time since he was exiled there 200 years ago.
- New sexual assault probe targets French troops in CAR Updated: Apr-05-16 1:16 pm
PARIS - French judicial authorities have launched an investigation into new U.N. allegations of sexual abuse targeting French troops in the Central African Republic.