Versailles closes ahead of 'yellow vest' protest as numbers fall

Sat, 22 Dec 2018 - 10:12 GMT

French "yellow vests" prepared for a sixth Saturday of nationwide demonstrations, but numbers on the streets are falling fast as the police clear protest camps.

Death toll in French "yellow vest" protests rises to nine

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 - 01:10 GMT

The death toll linked to France's anti-government "yellow vest" protests has risen to nine.

100 years ago, airmail took flight

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 - 11:24 GMT

On December 25, 1918 a daring French industrialist launched the world's first ever airmail service.

French 'yellow vests' protest in their thousands for fifth Saturday

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 - 10:40 GMT

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government.

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman shot dead by French police

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 - 11:00 GMT

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman shot dead by French police.

Violent clashes engulf Paris in new anti-Macron protests

Sat, 01 Dec 2018 - 11:20 GMT

Anti-government protesters torched dozens of cars and set fire to storefronts during daylong clashes with riot police across central Paris on Saturday.

French police clash violently with protesters on Champs Elysees over petrol costs

Sat, 24 Nov 2018 - 11:00 GMT

Police firing tear gas and water cannons clashed in Paris on Saturday with thousands of protesters angry over rising car fuel costs.

Macron's popularity dips as French fuel tax revolt simmers

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 - 12:00 GMT

Macron's popularity took a further hit in recent weeks, according to a poll, as fuel tax protests rumbled on across France.

French interior minister resigns in face-off with Macron

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 - 04:40 GMT

Macron was forced to accept his interior minister's resignation on Tuesday after early ally Gerard Collomb insisted he wanted to step down.

Macron backs sanctions on EU states that refuse migrants

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 - 10:00 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron came out Saturday in support of financial sanctions against EU countries which refuse to accept migrants.

French MPs adopt signature Macron rail reform

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 - 11:50 GMT

French lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a controversial reform of indebted state rail operator SNCF.

France says Russia obstructing OPCW experts' access to site of Douma attack

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 - 05:23 GMT

Russia is obstructing the access of international chemical weapons inspectors to the site of a suspected poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma.

Three dead in France in jihadist shooting spree

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 - 11:30 GMT

At least three people were killed when a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group went on a shooting spree and held people hostage in a supermarket.

Al Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Burkina Faso attacks

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 - 01:50 GMT

A Mali-based affiliate of al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou that killed eight people.

France urges more EU sanctions on Venezuela

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 - 11:10 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Friday for further European Union sanctions on Venezuela.

Security Council to discuss Syria on Monday-French formin

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 - 10:30 GMT

The United Nations Security Council will hold talks about the situation in Syria on Monday.

French prosecutor launches probe into Apple planned obsolescence

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 - 10:41 GMT

A French prosecutor has launched a preliminary investigation of U.S. tech giant Apple over alleged deception and planned obsolescence.

French foreign minister visits Libya in new push for U.N. talks

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 - 12:39 GMT

Libya's rival factions should stick to a United Nations peace process and prepare for elections in spring 2018, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

France: Egypt pillar for security, stability in MENA

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 - 12:52 GMT

President Sisi met on Saturday with French Defense Minister Florence Barley to discuss ways of boosting defense and military cooperation.

Britain to lose if it leaves EU, says French ambassador

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 - 12:20 GMT

Stephane Romatet said Thursday that populism movements were defeated in his country with the defeat of former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.