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  • new storyFrench court says phone-tapping of Sarkozy, lawyer was legal 
    Updated: May-07-15 4:16 am

    PARIS - The Paris appeals court has ruled that investigating judges didn't break any laws when they tapped conversations between former President Nicolas Sarkozy and his lawyer in connection with a probe into past campaign financing.

  • France vows to defend Arab allies, strengthen business ties story has photos
    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).

  • French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 2:20 pm

    DOHA, Qatar - French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, held talks with the ruler of Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that includes a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia.

  • Japanese PM seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visit story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 1:05 am

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, speaking with Stanford University experts about innovation, building relationships with tech firms and investors, and - as head of one of the world's leading car producing nations - popping in on electric carmaker Tesla Motors.

  • French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims 
    Updated: Apr-26-15 11:14 am

    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande urged vigilance against resurgent anti-Semitism and racism, as he visited a former gas chamber Sunday to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters who died in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil.

  • World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-15 11:06 pm

    LONDON - As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.

  • Frenchman's execution in Indonesia may be suspended 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 1:14 pm

    PARIS - France is stepping up efforts to save the life a Frenchman facing a firing squad in Indonesia on drug charges, amid signs that his execution may be suspended.

  • Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-24-15 4:44 pm

    YEREVAN, Armenia - The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide.

  • France still undecided about delivery of warship to Russia 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 12:01 pm

    YEREVAN, Armenia - French President Francois Hollande says he has still not decided on whether France will deliver a Mistral-class warship to Russia amid growing speculation that he could choose to refund it.

  • EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-23-15 7:08 pm

    BRUSSELS - Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea of more than 1,300 migrants over the past three weeks, and agreed to lay the groundwork for military action against traffickers.

  • Indonesia court rejects last appeals of 2 death row convicts 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 11:28 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's Supreme Court has turned down the final appeals by prisoners from France and Ghana who are among 10 drug convicts awaiting execution by firing squad, the court spokesman said Wednesday.

  • IOC chief Bach praises Paris as 2024 Olympics candidate 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 3:02 pm

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - IOC President Thomas Bach has praised Paris as an "exemplary" potential candidate to host the 2024 Olympics after meeting with French President Francois Hollande.

  • Spain's leading parties feel voter anger seen across Europe story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-15 7:07 am

    MADRID - Europe's political upheavals are knocking on Spain's door. Two upstart parties that hardly registered a year ago are mounting an unprecedented challenge to the governing Popular Party and the main opposition Socialist Party that have dominated Spanish politics for four decades.

  • Bidding race for 2024 Olympics starting to get crowded 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 1:18 pm

    LONDON - Even though the race hasn't officially started, the field for the 2024 Olympics is getting more crowded by the day.

  • France's top diplomat welcomes Clinton's presidential bid 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 7:49 am

    PARIS - The French foreign minister has offered unusual praise for Hillary Rodham Clinton's announcement that she is running for the U.S. presidency.

  • France recreates prehistoric paintings from disputed cave story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-15 2:30 pm

    PRIVAS, France - Jean-Marie Chauvet noticed air whistling out from a crack on a plateau in southern France, so he and fellow cave enthusiasts went to investigate. What they found that Sunday in 1994 still fills Chauvet's voice with wonder: an immense cave covered with prehistoric paintings of horses, mammoths and rhinos - paintings so vivid, he says, it felt like the Stone Age artists had just moments ago put down their ochre and walked away.

  • France recreates prehistoric paintings from disputed cave 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 9:47 am

    PRIVAS, France - Jean-Marie Chauvet noticed air whistling out from a crack on a plateau in southern France, so he and fellow cave enthusiasts went to investigate. What they found that Sunday in 1994 still fills Chauvet's voice with wonder: an immense cave covered with prehistoric paintings of horses, mammoths and rhinos - paintings so vivid, he says, it felt like the Stone Age artists had just moments ago put down their ochre and walked away.

  • Nations Obama has honored with White House state dinners 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 3:23 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has held seven state dinners so far and plans at least two more this year. The list of countries and years the dinners were held:

  • Fewer White House state dinner invites under Obama story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-15 3:21 am

    WASHINGTON - An invitation to a White House state dinner has always been one of Washington's most sought-after tickets. There's the elegant setting, VIP guests in tuxedos and designer gowns and a four-course meal served up by America's most famous kitchen.

  • French ex-mayor found dead before Chinese weddings trial story has photos
    Updated: Apr-07-15 4:11 pm

    PARIS - The Tours city project was simple enough: Lure Chinese couples to get married in the heart of the Loire Valley - romantic French castle country - as a way to boost the area's economic and cultural fortunes.