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French premier says vaccine pass to go into effect Monday

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Jean Castex says a new COVID-19 pass will go into effect Monday, severely restricting the public lives of those who refuse to get inoculated by banning them from dom...

Macron talks up security in French conservative stronghold

NICE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron traveled to his country's Mediterranean coast on Monday to talk about internal security, making a pit stop in the city where an extremist drove a c...

Expelled Egyptian-Palestinian activist arrives in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Egyptian-Palestinian human rights activist Ramy Shaath arrived in Paris and reunited with his wife on Saturday, after Egyptian authorities released him from prison and deported him. ...

France: Russia is funding Wagner Group mercenaries in Mali

NICE, France (AP) — France on Thursday condemned the Malian transitional authorities' decision to allow the deployment of the Wagner Group, and accused Moscow of funding the private military company's...

French kids line up to get vaccine shots as omicron spreads

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — French schoolchildren clung nervously to their parents as they entered a vast vaccine center west of Paris on Wednesday — then walked excitedly away with a dec...

France urges vaccine uptake, bans New Year's concerts

PARIS (AP) — French authorities on Friday urged people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus ahead of the holiday festivities as infections surge and the government tries to avoid another lockdown...

Interpol election raises rights concerns about fair policing

PARIS (AP) — Human rights groups and Western lawmakers are warning that Interpol’s powerful network of global police officers could end up under the sway of authoritarian governments, as the world pol...