Renault chief frustrated by French state over botched merger

PARIS (AP) — Renault's chairman on Wednesday expressed his frustration with the French government for resisting a merger deal proposed by rival carmaker Fiat Chrysler, and at a critical time — ahead o...

French probes ultra-right plot to attack religious venue

PARIS (AP) — French judicial authorities are investigating five people after uncovering an ultra-right plot to attack a religious venue. A judicial official said Tuesday that two peo...

D-Day at 75: Nations honor aging veterans, fallen comrades

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history's greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a...

Basque separatist chief jailed in France, day after capture

PARIS (AP) — A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA has been jailed in France, a day after his arrest in a French Alpine town ended 17 years on the run. A Frenc...

'I feel lost': Notre Dame fire destroyed a spiritual home

PARIS (AP) — In the stones soaring skyward and the Gothic magnificence of Notre Dame Cathedral, Cecile Deleville found a refuge for her soul. She was there three days before an infer...

Prayers, hymns, community shared in firelight of Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Some kneeled, some folded their hands to make silent entreaties. Others sang with their eyes focused on the sky that had gone from blue to yellow and orange, and filled with acrid smoke. ...

Algeria's president: From freedom fighter to public enemy

PARIS (AP) — He fought to free Algeria from colonizer France, he reconciled his war-ravaged nation and he negotiated with a famed terrorist. But Abdelaziz Bouteflika couldn't overcome mass discontent ...

Algeria's leader: Freedom fighter, peacemaker, enigma

PARIS (AP) — Algeria's longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been known as a wily political survivor ever since he fought for independence from France in the 1950s and 1960s. And his crafty concess...

Khomeini launched a revolution from a sleepy French village

NEAUPHLE-LE-CHATEAU, France (AP) — From a sleepy village outside Paris, the man who would become the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran sat cross-legged beneath an apple tree, delivering m...

French step up security to stop migrant boats in the Channel

CALAIS, France (AP) — Border control officers patrolling the land, sea and air of northern France are combing beaches, dunes and the frigid, murky coastal waters in a bid to end a high-risk but growin...

Corruption trial urged for former French PM Fillon and wife

PARIS (AP) — A French judicial official says the financial prosecutor's office has asked that former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife be sent to trial on corruption charges. ...

To the barricades: why a nursery aide joins French protests

VILLENEUVE-LA-GARENNE, France (AP) — With a yellow safety vest tied to her backpack, Mathilde Pouzet set out for Paris on Nov. 17 for her first protest with a grassroots movement that is now shaking F...

Violent protests in France reveal a hard-to-heal fracture

PARIS (AP) — A grassroots protest movement in France has ballooned and radicalized, unleashing anger that devastated the heart of Paris in weekend riots and revealed a fracture in the country between ...

French Senate worker faces treason charges over North Korea

PARIS (AP) — A judicial official says that a French Senate employee has been handed preliminary charges for treason for allegedly collecting and delivering information to North Korea. ...

Unsung heroes, animals were vital part of WWI war machine

PARIS (AP) — They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, and died by the millions during World War I. Horses, mules, dogs, pig...