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Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist arrested in France

PARIS (AP) — A suspect in the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested Tuesday in France, according to a French judicial official. The official said the suspect ...

Benzema gets 1-year suspended sentence in sex-tape case

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was given a one-year suspended jail sentence and a fine of 75,000 euros ($84,000) Wednesday in a sex-tape case that rocked French...

Former security aide to Macron sentenced to 1 year in prison

PARIS (AP) — A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who triggered controversy by assaulting a protester at a 2018 May Day march was convicted Friday of illegal violence and other o...

Madrid forward Benzema on trial in France for blackmail

LYON, France (AP) — Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema will stand trial outside Paris starting Wednesday after being accused of trying to blackmail former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex ta...

French cold case: Ex-police officer linked to rapes, murders

PARIS (AP) — One of France’s biggest unsolved criminal cases appears to have been cracked – and the decades-long hunt for a suspect in multiple rapes and killings during the 1980s and 1990s led to a f...

Sarkozy convicted by French court in campaign financing case

PARIS (AP) — French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was convicted Thursday and sentenced to a year of house arrest for illegal campaign financing of his unsuccessful 2012 reelection bid, will appeal...

France delays extraditing Italian far-left 1970s militants

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Wednesday asked Italy for more information before deciding whether nine Italian former militants should be extradited to serve prison terms for their roles in the extrem...

French palace intrigue: Ex-Macron security aide on trial

PARIS (AP) — A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who triggered a political crisis when he was identified as having beaten up a protester during a 2018 May Day demonstration went...

France: 11 convicted of cyberbullying teen who slammed Islam

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Wednesday convicted 11 of 13 people charged with harassing and threatening a teenager who harshly criticized Islam in online posts and ended up changing schools and rece...

Cyberbullying trial tests French tools to fight online abuse

PARIS (AP) — A landmark cyberbullying trial in Paris, involving thousands of threats against a teenager who savaged Islam in online posts, is blazing a trail in efforts to punish and prevent online ab...

Ikea fined $1.3 million over spying campaign in France

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — A French court ordered home furnishings giant Ikea to pay some 1.1 million euros ($1.3 million) in fines and damages Tuesday over a campaign to spy on union representatives, ...

French man gets 4-month prison sentence for slapping Macron

VALENCE, France (AP) — A 28-year-old Frenchman who described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” was sentenced to four months in prison Thursday for slapping President Emmanuel Macron i...

Ikea France going on trial over illegal spying claims

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — Ikea’s French subsidiary and several of its executives are set to go on trial Monday over accusations that they illegally spied on employees and customers. ...

France’s Sarkozy faces new trial over 2012 campaign finance

PARIS (AP) — French former President Nicolas Sarkozy is scheduled to go on trial Wednesday on charges that his unsuccessful reelection bid in 2012 was illegally financed. The new cas...

French court awards total $8.9 million to former coal miners

LYON, France (AP) — A French court ordered the state on Friday to pay a total 7.3 million euros ($8.9 million) to 727 former coal miners for anxiety caused to them by a career of exposure to toxic sub...