French, Spanish and African leaders meet to combat extremism

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Leaders from the five countries of West Africa’s Sahel region — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger — on Tuesday called for intensifying counter-terrorism operations s...

France holds municipal elections postponed by virus crisis

PARIS (AP) — France is holding the second round of municipal elections in 5,000 towns and cities Sunday that got postponed due to the country's coronavirus outbreak. The voting to f...

Rights watchdog urges France to fight racial discrimination

PARIS (AP) — France’s human rights watchdog on Monday urged authorities to take key measures to fight racial discrimination as the country has seen a series of anti-racism gatherings in the wake of th...

French, Tunisian heads of state meet in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Tunisian President Kais Saied is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Monday evening for discussions that are set to include conflict-torn Libya and the economic impa...

Prince Charles to host Macron to mark De Gaulle WWII appeal

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles will host French President Emmanuel Macron for a special celebration marking the 80th anniversary of Gen. Charles de Gaulle’s defiant appeal to the French people...

France grants researcher access to restricted Rwanda files

PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court on Friday granted a researcher access to restricted archives from the French presidency regarding the country's role before and during the 1994 genoc...

French way of life to resume with restaurants reopening

PARIS (AP) — The French way of life is set to largely resume next week, with most virus-related restrictions easing as the country prepares for the summer holiday season amid the pandemic. ...

France's virus tracing app ready to go, parliament to vote

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers were set to vote Wednesday on whether to endorse a contact-tracing app designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid sharp debate over privacy concerns. ...

Hypocrisy gone viral? Officials set bad COVID-19 examples

PARIS (AP) — Few countries seem immune to the perception leaders are bending the rules of their own governments during the coronavirus pandemic. From U.S. President Donald Trump to I...

Hypocrisy gone viral? Officials set bad COVID-19 examples

PARIS (AP) — “Do as I say, but not as I do” was the message many British saw in the behavior of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's key aide, who traveled hundreds of miles with coronavirus symptoms during...

France to unveil rescue plan for struggling car industry

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is set to unveil on Tuesday new measures to rescue the country's car industry, which has been hammered by the virus lockdown and the resulting recession. ...

Sanofi walks back after saying US would get vaccine first

PARIS (AP) — French pharmaceutical group Sanofi ensured Thursday that it would make its COVID-19 vaccine, when ready, available in all countries, hours after the the company's CEO said the United Stat...

As Europe reopens, key virus protections are still elusive

ROME (AP) — Italy’s virus reopening was supposed to be accompanied by a series of measures to limit infections in the one-time epicenter of Europe's pandemic: the distribution of millions of inexpensi...

French parents anguish over sending children back to school

PARIS (AP) — As France prepares to start letting public life resume after eight weeks under a coronavirus lockdown, many parents are deeply torn over a question without a clear or correct answer: Sho...

France's Macron makes mask-wearing an act of national pride

PARIS (AP) — With a face mask 100% made in France, President Emmanuel Macron showed the famously fashionable French people Tuesday that civic responsibility and style are not mutually exclusive. ...