Keyword: French

Two French citizens 'killed in Nairobi terrorist attack'

President Francois Hollande condemns 'cowardly attack' in Kenya that has claimed lives of two French citizens among at least 59 people killed.

Suspended jail for French mother over son's 9/11 T-shirt

Mother had sent her three-year-old son to school in a T-shirt reading 'I am a bomb' and 'Jihad, born on September 11'.

France fears backlash from militants fighting in Syria

Interior minister Manuel Valls says the 'hundreds' of homegrown Islamist militants fighting in Syria could pose a problem when they return home.

Green party threatens to drop support for French government

Party says it wants commitment from government on environment 'within six days' after ministers postponed energy transition plans until 2014.

France's exiled Chileans remember 1973 coup

 Chilean exiles in France mark the 40th anniversary of the military coup that overthrew democratically-elected President Salvador Allende.

Muslim critics condemn new French school charter

Some consider France's new 15-point school charter on secularism to be a thinly-veiled attack on Islam.

French 'spy swan' detained in Egypt is neither spy nor swan

Suspicions raised after suspected winged infiltrator spotted with electronic device ...it was just tracker used to monitor stork migration patterns.

Ex-French ambassador under investigation after found with thousands in cash

Diplomat-turned-businessman Boris Boillon, who close to Nicolas Sarkozy, was reportedly stopped at Paris train station with 350,000 euros on him.

France steps up assault on tax havens

French tax authorities have added Jersey, Bermuda and British Virgin Islands to their blacklist of 'uncooperative' tax havens in world.

French citizenship to become more accessible

Government to ease language skills requirements and streamline paperwork for granting citizenship to reverse fall in number of naturalisations.

French animation fuels Hollywood

Success of Paris-made blockbuster comedy 'Despicable Me 2', US studio Universal's most profitable ever film, boosts French animation industry.

Decline in French language skills worry academics in Madagascar

Malagasy language more widely spoken on streets and at home while English is fast becoming the foreign language of choice in former French colony.

France demands release of journalists missing in Syria

President Francois Hollande said the journalists, French radio station Europe 1's Didier Francois and Edouard Elias, should be freed immediately.

France's Hollande on Japan visit to push nuke ties

Visit aimed at seeking closer cooperation in nuclear technologies and finding out more about Japan's policy mix of monetary and fiscal reforms.

French oppose digital revolution to protect culture and language

In latest attack culture minister accuses Amazon of destroying bookshops as France wages war against the cultural impact of the internet.