French Riviera hit by floods, 155 evacuated

2014-01-20 09:19

Two people have been killed and more than 150 had to be airlifted to safety after "historic" floods struck southeastern France, local authorities say.

Hollande plans strategy on anniversary

2013-05-06 15:04

Under fire from right and left, French President François Hollande has spent the first anniversary of his election triumph, hunkered down with ministers to thrash out a comeback strategy.

France bust suspected Islamist militants

2013-02-05 15:04

French police have arrested four suspected Islamist militants near Paris as part of an investigation into the recruitment of fighters for al-Qaeda-linked forces in Africa's Sahel.

Depardieu: I'm still a French citizen

2013-01-08 13:49

French Actor Gerard Depardieu has denied allegations that he accepted a Russian passport to escape the taxman in France, and claims he is still a French citizen.

French PM: Depardieu's tax move pathetic

2012-12-13 14:05

Gerard Depardieu's decision to establish residency in Belgium, which does not have a wealth tax, is "pathetic" and unpatriotic, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has said.


Jailed Greenpeace activists faces new charges

2013-11-02 09:19

Greenpeace has accused the Russian authorities of failing to lift piracy charges against the 30 imprisoned crew of its Arctic Sunrise ship as promised, and merely adding new hooliganism charges.

Dad spends 4th day on crane to see son

2013-02-18 16:14

A divorced French father cut off from access to his son has spent a fourth day perched in protest on top of a crane in the city of Nantes.

Insurgents' Twitter account suspended

2013-01-25 16:02

The Twitter account of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents has been suspended, days after they posted photographs of a French commando they had killed.

Gerard Depardieu welcomes Russian passport

2013-01-04 17:01

Gerard Depardieu, who has threatened to relocate outside France to protest a planned 75% income tax, has welcomed the Russian passport he was recently granted.

France 'committed' to nuclear reactor

2012-12-06 14:07

Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says the French government remains committed to finishing a new-generation nuclear reactor despite further cost overruns.

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