- French govt reshuffle makes Ayrault the new foreign minister Updated: Feb-11-16 3:51 pm
PARIS - Former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, a low-key veteran of the Socialist Party much acquainted with German culture, will become France's new foreign minister.
- L'Oreal 2015 sales up across markets, net profit down Updated: Feb-11-16 12:53 pm
PARIS - Leading global cosmetics company L'Oreal saw its sales grow 12 percent last year, with increases across old and new markets despite difficulties in Brazil and global economic uncertainty.
- The Latest: European stock markets close sharply lower Updated: Feb-11-16 12:17 pm
LONDON - The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):
- Societe Generale shares slump on profit warning Updated: Feb-11-16 4:55 am
PARIS - Shares in Societe Generale slumped Thursday after the French bank warned it would not achieve a targeted increase in profitability this year.
- Tax fraud trial postponed for French ex-minister Updated: Feb-10-16 2:19 pm
PARIS - A French court on Wednesday postponed the trial of a former French budget minister accused of tax fraud and money laundering until September, to give higher courts time to decide a legal issue raised by his lawyers.
- French lawmakers approve divisive citizenship bill Updated: Feb-10-16 12:23 pm
PARIS - French lawmakers have approved a divisive bill aimed at making it possible to revoke the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges.
- Paris music hall where 89 were killed to reopen this year Updated: Feb-10-16 11:36 am
PARIS - The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists say they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year.
- Jordan rejects French extradition request in 1982 attack Updated: Feb-10-16 10:49 am
AMMAN, Jordan - A Jordanian court has rejected a request by France to extradite two Jordanians sought in connection with a 1982 attack on a Jewish deli in Paris in which six people were killed, including two Americans, a Jordanian official said Wednesday.
- French foreign minister leaving to head Constitutional Court Updated: Feb-10-16 10:10 am
PARIS - France's top diplomat is leaving his post to become chief of the Constitutional Council, France's top court which makes sure that legislation complies with the constitution.
- Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies Updated: Feb-09-16 7:16 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82.
- Racially abused commuter to attend PSG vs Chelsea match Updated: Feb-09-16 4:37 pm
PARIS - The commuter who was prevented by a group of Chelsea fans from boarding a metro train last year because he is black has accepted an invitation from Paris Saint-Germain to attend the French team's next Champions League game against the London club.
- Paris secures sponsors; presents logo for 2024 Olympic bid Updated: Feb-09-16 3:48 pm
PARIS - Paris ramped up its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, securing about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in four sponsorship deals and presenting its Eiffel Tower-shaped logo in a ceremony on the Champs Elysees.
- AP Interview: Sheikh Salman urges 1 candidate in FIFA poll Updated: Feb-09-16 1:30 pm
PARIS - FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman is calling on voters to agree on a single candidate ahead of the election.
- Top European clubs play down talk of Super League plans Updated: Feb-09-16 10:00 am
PARIS - Europe's top football clubs insist they have no plans to set up a breakaway Super League of elite teams to replace the Champions League.
- Kurdish protest against Turkey turns violent in Paris Updated: Feb-08-16 9:16 am
PARIS - Clashes have erupted outside the Turkish Embassy in Paris after police moved in to disperse a demonstration by Kurdish political activists.
- Stun guns in demand in Germany amid security concerns Updated: Feb-08-16 6:33 am
PRAGUE - After the attacks in Paris and New Year's security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns - to the delight of a Czech manufacturer who corners the market.
- Heavy security around Stade de France 3 months after attacks Updated: Feb-06-16 10:53 am
PARIS - Despite a marked increase in security checks, a calm and relaxed atmosphere prevailed outside Stade de France as fans arrived for the Six Nations rugby match between France and Italy on Saturday.
- Media leaders urge tougher protection for journalists Updated: Feb-05-16 12:33 pm
PARIS - World media executives are urging governments to stop looking at journalists as the enemy, and to better protect reporters covering wars, crime and corruption.
- Belgium to hire 1,000 more police to combat radicalism Updated: Feb-05-16 12:21 pm
BRUSSELS - The Belgian government on Friday approved a sweeping plan to combat Islamic radicalism and the threat of extremist violence by hiring 1,000 new police officers over the next four years.
- Protesting chauffeurs disrupt access to Paris airport Updated: Feb-05-16 7:55 am
PARIS - Protesting chauffeurs have moved to Paris' city center after having disrupted access to the Charles de Gaulle airport for a few hours, amid tensions between traditional taxis and app-based car services as the government loosens regulations in the evolving sector.
- French activists denounce abuse of authority after attacks Updated: Feb-05-16 6:44 am
PARIS - French police have rounded up hundreds of suspects and searched more than 3,000 homes under a state of emergency since the November extremist attacks on Paris - but much of the action involves drug cases or similar crime, not terrorism.
- Paris attack leader said he slipped in with 90 extremists Updated: Feb-04-16 12:22 pm
PARIS - The Belgian who led the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris bragged that he slipped into France with a group of 90 extremists from Europe and the Middle East, according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to his location.
- 'Black Swan' choreographer quits Paris ballet amid tensions Updated: Feb-04-16 11:24 am
PARIS - Dancer Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed for the 2010 movie "Black Swan" and is married to its star, Natalie Portman, announced Thursday he's stepping down as dance director at Paris' premier ballet company.
- Hundreds of French chauffeurs stage counter-protest to taxis Updated: Feb-03-16 9:42 am
PARIS - About 300 French chauffeurs are staging a counter-protest after repeated demonstrations by taxi drivers against looser industry regulations.
- Paris police clear sprawling Roma camp at city's edge Updated: Feb-03-16 7:07 am
PARIS - Police cleared a sprawling slum-like camp along railroad tracks on the edge of Paris that housed hundreds of Roma, citing sanitary concerns.