Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

2015-04-25 11:14

An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France has been charged with terror-related murder after five days of police questioning.

5 attacks thwarted in France since January – PM

2015-04-23 13:34

France’s prime minister says five attacks have been thwarted in France since a January assault by Islamic extremist gunmen left 20 people dead, including the attackers.

Sudan won't give visas to US, British, French envoys

2015-04-22 09:28

Khartoum has so far declined to issue visas for senior US, British and French diplomats to conduct a fact-finding mission in Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region, UN diplomatic sources say.

France urges peace deal in Libya after killing of Christians

2015-04-20 18:45

French President Francois Hollande has condemned the killing of at least 28 Ethiopian Christians in Libya, urging a peace deal to restore order in the conflict-ridden nation.

Ministers lay wreaths for plane crash victims in Spain

2015-04-13 17:35

The foreign ministers of Spain, France and Germany have attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Barcelona's airport in memory of the 150 victims of the Germanwings plane crash.

French TV channel gets hacked by ISIS

2015-04-09 08:23

French television network TV5Monde says it has been hacked by individuals claiming to belong to ISIS, bringing television broadcasts to a halt and taking over its websites and Facebook page.

French far-right family feud as Marine Le Pen jettisons father

2015-04-08 19:22

France's far-right was in disarray after National Front leader Marine Le Pen openly split with her father and party founder after gas chamber comments she described as "political suicide".

Rwanda welcomes declassification of genocide documents

2015-04-08 12:11

Rwanda's justice minister has welcomed France's declassification of documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.

French court acquits Harry Potter owl breeder

2015-04-07 21:42

A French owl breeder whose birds did a star turn in a Harry Potter film has been acquitted of wildlife violations that saw his beloved birds confiscated and banned from performing.

Suspect found dead as France's 'Chinese wedding' trial opens

2015-04-07 16:43

The former French mayor of Tours, who was due to take the stand in a corruption case involving fake Chinese wedding trips in the picturesque Loire valley city, was found dead as the trial opened Tuesday.


France condemns 'shocking' Indonesia failings in death row case

2015-04-23 16:34

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says the sentencing to death of a Frechman in Indonesia was the result of “serious dysfunctions” in the country’s legal system.

France foiles suspected church attack by armed man

2015-04-22 11:09

French police are holding a heavily armed man they suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on one or two churches in France, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.

Hollande sees obstacles to Paris climate deal

2015-04-20 18:46

French President Francois Hollande say there are many obstacles to reaching a UN deal to fight climate change at a summit in Paris in December.

France in shock as girl, 9, found dead in woods

2015-04-16 14:32

France is in shock after a 9-year-old girl was found dead in a wood shortly after being snatched in front of her mother from a playground in the northern city of Calais.

Boy, 7, killed in skiing accident

2015-04-11 15:35

A seven-year-old British boy has died after skiing over a cliff after straying off piste in the French Alps.

French role in Rwandan genocide questioned

2015-04-08 23:26

Rwanda has accused France of having played an indirect role in its 1994 genocide, a charge Paris categorically denies.

Rwanda: French genocide papers could answer 'dark' questions

2015-04-08 19:04

Rwanda says France’s declaration of documents relating to the 1994 genocide will shed light on unanswered questions over the mass killings, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.

US, French forces help search for hostage taken in Burkina Faso

2015-04-08 12:11

The US and French military are assisting in the search for a Romanian mineworker kidnapped in Burkina Faso and believed to have been taken into Mali, Burkina Faso's security minister says.

SA, France eye closer trade partnership

2015-04-07 18:25

The signing of a joint communiqué between SA and France is the culmination of deliberations as part of the Joint Economic Committee between the two countries.

French forces rescue hostage in Mali detained since 2011

2015-04-06 22:57

French special forces have freed a Dutchman held hostage since being kidnapped in 2011 by extremists in Mali, the government says.

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