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  • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:16 pm
  • 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.

  • In a first, France tackles sex assault in military 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:07 pm
  • 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.

  • French minister in Cuba as Europe seeks opening 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:35 pm
  • 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.

  • Correction: United States-France-Holocaust story 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:54 pm
  • 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.

  • Correction: Train Service-Holocaust-Maryland story 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:55 pm
  • 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.

  • US envoy: C. African Republic needs more troops 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:11 pm
  • 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.

  • Future of Quebec's separatist party in doubt 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:22 am
  • 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.

  • 2 UN workers killed by gunmen in Somalia 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:11 pm
  • 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.

  • New French finance minister coy on deficit hopes 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:35 am
  • BERLIN - France's new finance minister has stressed the need to strike a balance between stronger economic growth and fulfilling Paris' deficit-cutting commitments.

  • French Greens bickering, divided as EU vote looms 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:29 pm
  • 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.

  • France to renegotiate deficit target with EU 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:58 am
  • 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.

  • Far-right sets sights on European Parliament 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:11 pm
  • PARIS - France's far-right National Front, coming off a historic electoral victory at home, is marching toward a new target: the European Parliament.

  • French voters deal blow to gov't, help far right 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 8:28 pm
  • 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.

  • China president gets secret, sumptuous French menu 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 2:25 pm
  • 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.

  • France's municipal voting to test government grip 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 6:10 pm
  • 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.

  • French elections: step 1 in new far right march 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 3:47 am
  • 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.