- 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).
- Family feud rocks top of France's far-right National Front Updated: May-05-15 2:34 pm
PARIS - Little by little, the president of France's far-right National Front and top lieutenants have tried to silence the party founder, pushing him from the inner circle, refusing to back him in elections and now, in the culmination of an ugly political dispute that began as a family feud, suspending his membership.
- Greece lobbies creditors for loan payout, cites progress Updated: May-05-15 2:07 pm
BRUSSELS - With Greek ministers dispatched across Europe on a whirlwind goodwill tour on Tuesday, top officials said they were making progress on finding a way to keep the country afloat and in the 19-nation eurozone.
- Lawmakers approve controversial surveillance bill in France Updated: May-05-15 12:01 pm
PARIS - France's lower house of Parliament has approved a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects that has drawn an outcry from advocates of civil liberties.
- Robinho called up for Brazil's Copa America squad Updated: May-05-15 11:44 am
SAO PAULO - Veteran striker Robinho was summoned by Brazil for the Copa America, while an injured Oscar was left out of the squad on Tuesday.
- France cracks down after town claims to count Muslim pupils Updated: May-05-15 9:50 am
PARIS - French authorities are investigating claims that a southern town tracks how many Muslim children attend its schools, which would be illegal and run counter to France's secular view of itself.
- China, EU working on common approach on climate change Updated: May-05-15 8:47 am
BEIJING - The European Union's foreign policy chief said Tuesday she's confident the EU and China can agree to a common approach on climate change ahead of crucial carbon reduction talks in Paris this year.
- 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 president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf 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.
- New McCullough book celebrates the Wright Brothers Updated: May-04-15 11:13 am
NEW YORK - David McCullough's latest work of history followed a spontaneous path, from a book about many Americans in Paris in the 20th century to the biography of just two.
- Chelsea wins Premier League title for 1st time in 5 years Updated: May-03-15 7:21 pm
LONDON - Chelsea won the Premier League with three games to spare with a 1-0 victory over fellow London side Crystal Palace, while Paris Saint-Germain took a step closer to a third straight title with a 2-0 victory at Nantes in the French league.
- PSG moves 3 points clear of Lyon after 2-0 win at Nantes Updated: May-03-15 7:14 pm
PARIS - Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to spearhead Paris Saint-Germain's attack, but it was Edinson Cavani who set the tone with his fourth goal in four games as PSG won 2-0 at Nantes to move three points clear of Lyon in the French title race on Sunday.
- France tightens Gulf ties with jet deal, security talks Updated: May-03-15 12:58 pm
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande is seeking to solidify strategic alliances in the Persian Gulf, as he heads to Qatar to sign a 7 billion-euro ($7.8 billion) fighter jet deal and then gets a starring role in a regional summit in Saudi Arabia.
- Memorial to slain French Jewish man vandalized Updated: May-03-15 11:52 am
PARIS - French authorities say vandals have damaged a memorial plaque honoring a young French Jewish man tortured and killed in 2006.
- French defense chief urges soldiers to admit African abuse Updated: May-03-15 7:50 am
PARIS - France's defense minister wants any soldiers involved in alleged sexual abuse of boys in Central African Republic to come forward to limit the damage to the military's image.
- France's Le Pen: Send migrants back across Mediterranean Updated: May-03-15 7:38 am
PARIS - Far right National Front leader Marine Le Pen says France should send migrants back across the Mediterranean Sea to stop them from taking dangerous boats to European shores.
- Juventus wins Serie A title, Ronaldo and Suarez star Updated: May-02-15 6:11 pm
Juventus wrapped up its fourth consecutive Serie A title Saturday, giving the Italian powerhouse the domestic crown it has dominated all season in time for its Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid.
- Pro-Kurdish Turkish leaders campaign in Europe for June vote Updated: May-02-15 3:37 pm
PARIS - A pro-Kurdish Turkish political leader says he's confident that his party can achieve the 10 percent threshold needed to put lawmakers into parliament in Turkey's June 7 election. But he and others are campaigning across Europe to ensure a victory.
- UN: More child abuse cases possible in C. African Republic Updated: May-01-15 2:44 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Friday said "it is possible, it's horribly possible" that more allegations of sexual abuse of children by French and other soldiers in Central African Republic could come to light as investigations continue.
- Beckham's influence grows as former soccer star turns 40 Updated: May-01-15 11:00 am
- Argentina's capital is world capital of bookstores Updated: May-01-15 12:50 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - All across Argentina's capital, lodged between the steakhouses, ice cream shops and pizzerias, is an abundance of something that is becoming scarce in many nations: bookstores.
- AP Interview: Marcus Miller on race, slavery and jazz Updated: Apr-30-15 1:59 pm
- Fleur de Paris creations at Kentucky Derby Updated: Apr-30-15 11:04 am
NEW ORLEANS - Kimberly Gondrella is a milliner at Fleur de Paris, a fanciful custom millinery and couture boutique located on Royal Street in New Orleans' French Quarter. The unique house of style is brimming with Gondrella's fur felt and straw crowning confections, which sport colorful vintage ribbons, brooches, crystals, appliques, flowers and feathers.
- France sells 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar Updated: Apr-30-15 8:10 am
PARIS - France has announced it will sell 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar in a 6.3 billion euro ($7 billion) deal.
- Ibrahimovic back for PSG as title battle with Lyon heats up Updated: Apr-30-15 7:11 am
PARIS - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has completed a three-match ban for an expletive-laced rant at French officials and will be back with Paris Saint-Germain against Nantes on Sunday.