- Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote Updated: Jul-05-15 9:08 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy.
- The Latest: 3 opinion polls: Greek 'no' vote will win Updated: Jul-05-15 12:13 pm
ATHENS, Greece - The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):
- French president talks Boko Haram in Cameroon Updated: Jul-03-15 4:49 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - French President Francois Hollande promised intensified military cooperation with Cameroon in the fight against Boko Haram during a visit to the West African country on Friday.
- WikiLeaks' Assange seeks asylum in France; president says no Updated: Jul-03-15 8:40 am
PARIS - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France.
- French president starts 2-day visit to Africa Updated: Jul-02-15 9:22 am
COTONOU, Benin - French President Francois Hollande has begun a two-day visit to Africa where he will hold talks with the leaders of Benin, Angola and Cameroon.
- China announces climate target for Paris deal Updated: Jun-30-15 4:21 pm
PARIS - Top carbon polluter China confirmed it will try to cap its rising emissions before 2030 while the U.S. and Brazil pledged to boost renewable energy sources in a series of announcements Tuesday in anticipation of a global climate pact in Paris.
- Former French security chief Charles Pasqua dies at 88 Updated: Jun-30-15 1:10 pm
PARIS - Charles Pasqua, a French Resistance fighter who went on to become France's top security chief and a powerful player on the French right, has died in Paris. He was 88.
- The Latest: Interpol offers help to 4 nations hit by terror Updated: Jun-26-15 1:26 pm
PARIS - The latest on the attack in southeastern France (all times local):
- EU refugee response exposes divisions, meagre ambitions Updated: Jun-26-15 8:19 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union decided Friday to share 40,000 of the refugees landing in Italy and Greece but foot-dragging and verbal sniping over the move exposed deep divisions about how to deal with Europe's massive migrant influx.
- White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran Updated: Jun-25-15 11:24 pm
WASHINGTON - Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama spoke by telephone Thursday and discussed continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East. The last time the men spoke was in February, the White House said.
- Putin: US and France will hush up eavesdropping scandal Updated: Jun-25-15 10:24 am
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin says he expects the United States and France will try to quickly contain an uproar caused by WikiLeaks' revelations that the NSA was eavesdropping on three French presidents.
- White House: Obama tells Hollande - no US spying on him Updated: Jun-24-15 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has told French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') that the U.S. isn't targeting his communications.
- Saudi Arabia, France sign billions in ship, plane deals Updated: Jun-24-15 12:35 pm
PARIS - Saudi Arabia signed agreements worth billions of dollars on Wednesday to buy helicopters, Airbus jets and two possible nuclear reactors from France.
- Biz-friendly France? Economy chief in US to seek investment Updated: Jun-24-15 7:25 am
PARIS - France's economy minister is heading to the U.S. on Wednesday to urge more American companies to invest in the country, as he tries to reform the rules and image of a nation with a reputation for strikes and high labor costs.
- Allez Paris: French capital launches bid for 2024 Olympics Updated: Jun-23-15 12:27 pm
PARIS - Declaring they have learned from their past mistakes and failures, French officials launched a bid Tuesday to bring the Olympics to Paris in 2024 - 100 years after the games were last held in the city.
- Paris becomes 4th city to join race for 2024 Olympic Games Updated: Jun-23-15 9:33 am
PARIS - Paris declared its candidacy for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, becoming the fourth city to enter the race and setting out its vision for bringing the games back to the French capital for the first time in 100 years.
- Putin discusses Ukraine in call with Merkel, Hollande Updated: Jun-22-15 12:01 pm
MOSCOW - The Kremlin says leaders of Russia, France and Germany have discussed the Ukraine crisis before a new round of diplomatic efforts.
- Hungary's leader says Hungary will protect Europe's borders Updated: Jun-19-15 2:14 pm
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Hungary's plan to build a 4-meter (13-foot) high fence on the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants will also protect Europe, Hungary's prime minister said Friday.
- French premier uses stick, not carrot, with Socialist rebels Updated: Jun-16-15 2:40 pm
PARIS - Those defending France's famously stringent labor protections were in an uproar Tuesday as the Socialist government rammed through relatively modest reforms in the land of the 35-hour workweek.
- French president in Algeria discusses terrorism, economy Updated: Jun-15-15 1:39 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria - French President Francois Hollande made a seven-hour visit to Algeria on Monday for talks on security issues, calling the fight against terrorism a "common battle."
- Porsche wins the 24 Hours Le Mans race for record 17th time Updated: Jun-14-15 9:44 am
LE MANS, France - With German Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg behind the wheel, Porsche won the 24 Hours Le Mans on Sunday to end Audi's five-race winning run and clinch a record 17th victory at the famous endurance race.
- Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial Updated: Jun-12-15 1:29 pm
LILLE, France - Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a caustic reaction as four years of legal battles involving sex charges on two continents ended without a single conviction: "All that for this?"
- Orange chief apologizes to Israeli premier over exit remarks Updated: Jun-12-15 10:51 am
JERUSALEM - The chief executive of French telecom giant Orange SA apologized to Israel's prime minister on Friday for his recent comments on pulling out of Israel, saying he opposes the boycott movement against the Jewish state and will continue to invest in it.
- Greek anti-austerity protesters hold finance ministry sit-in Updated: Jun-11-15 4:01 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greek left-wing demonstrators are staging a sit-in at the finance ministry building in central Athens, in a protest against the radical, left-led government, which they accuse of planning new austerity measures.
- Platini declines to say if he will seek FIFA presidency Updated: Jun-10-15 6:27 am
PARIS - Michel Platini declined to divulge his intentions for the FIFA presidency.