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French presidential candidate says strong EU borders needed

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — French presidential candidate Valerie Pecresse stressed the need for strong European borders Friday, during a visit to Greece that will also see her visit a camp for asylum seeke...

France sees over 100,000 daily virus infections for 1st time

PARIS (AP) — France has recorded more than 100,000 virus infections in a single day for the first time in the pandemic and COVID-19 hospitalizations have doubled over the past month, as the fast-sprea...

French PM singled out for ire after testing COVID-positive

PARIS (AP) — After testing positive for COVID-19, France's prime minister is being singled out on social media and beyond as an example of what not to do in the pandemic. Multiple vi...

What sub spat? Harris didn't discuss it with French leader

PARIS (AP) — Talk about ignoring the elephant in the room: When she met this week with French President Emmanuel Macron, Vice President Kamala Harris says she didn’t even discuss the secret submarine ...

Is it green, or forever toxic? Nuclear rift at climate talks

SOULAINES-DHUYS, France (AP) — Deep in a French forest of oaks, birches and pines, a steady stream of trucks carries a silent reminder of nuclear energy’s often invisible cost: canisters of radioactiv...

France frees UK trawler caught up in Channel fishing dispute

LONDON (AP) — A British-registered scallop boat caught up in a post-Brexit spat between the U.K. and France over fishing licenses has been released by French authorities, its owner said Wednesday. ...

'Our imagination was violated': France to return African art

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that his country will return 26 African artworks — royal thrones, ceremonial altars, revered statues — to Benin later this month, part of Fran...

France offers state-funded therapy, tackles mental health

PARIS (AP) — Treatment for psychological problems will be funded by France's government starting next year, the president announced Tuesday, amid growing awareness and concern about mental health. ...

France to reduce visas for North Africans in migration spat

PARIS (AP) — France will reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa because governments there are refusing to take back migrants expelled from France. The move annou...

Sub snub just one symptom of longtime French unease with US

NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty and Fraternity, yes. Equality, not so much. Born of a revolution fought for liberty, ties between the United States and its oldest ally, France, have long bee...

France requires COVID-19 pass for Eiffel Tower, other sites

PARIS (AP) — Visitors now need a special COVID-19 pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theaters, the first step in a new campaign against what the government calls a “stra...

France celebrates Bastille Day amid virus fears, tensions

PARIS (AP) — Bastille Day is back, sort of. France celebrated its national holiday Wednesday with thousands of troops marching in a Paris parade, warplanes roaring overhead and tradi...

French rush to get vaccinated after president's warning

PARIS (AP) — More than 1 million people in France made vaccine appointments in less than a day, according to figures released Tuesday, after the president cranked up pressure on everyone to get vaccin...

France's Macron orders all health workers to get vaccinated

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday ordered all French health care workers to get virus vaccine shots by Sept. 15 and urged all of his compatriots to get vaccinated as soon as poss...

Paris police release rapper Lil Baby, hand him drug fine

PARIS (AP) — Paris police released rapper Lil Baby from custody on Friday after fining him for having cannabis in his car, according to the city prosecutor's office. He was stopped along with NBA star...