Keyword: French

Depardieu to open restaurant in Russia

The French actor plans to open the restaurant in the provincial town of Saransk in an effort to integrate more quickly into his newly-adopted country.

British poet becomes 'immortal' as he's chosen to guard French language

Michael Edwards, 74, is the first Briton to achieve "immortality" by becoming a member of the hallowed institution the Académie Française.

French soldier killed in northern Mali, president says

President François Hollande says a paratrooper with the French Foreign Legion has been killed in clashes during ongoing operation.

French chef Bocuse gets rock star treatment in US

The 87-year-old iconic chef got a rapturous welcome for the inauguration of a new restaurant bringing his culinary prowess to American.

French Communist party says adieu to the hammer and sickle

PCF to replace the communist symbol on membership cards with five-pointed star of European far left alliance, to the horror of traditionalists.

French yachtsman rescued in Southern Ocean

Round-the-world sailor had been in a life raft in the ocean for three days after his yacht lost its mast and its hull was damaged in rough weather.

French films reach record box office revenue abroad

At home the industry faces criticism, but French exports brought in nearly $1.2 billion in international markets last year and sold 140 million tickets.

Mali Islamists 'tougher than France anticipated'

French troops' initial clashes have shown that the desert fighters are better trained and equipped than France had expected before intervention.

Frenchwoman fired after leaving Japan during nuclear crisis sues employer

Emmanuelle Bodin says contract with state broadcaster was unjustly terminated after she fled Japan at start of Fukushima crisis in March 2011.

Mali: Britain sends planes to help French

Britain will provide transport planes to assist the French military operation in Mali, as France attempts to contain al Qaeda-linked rebels.

French troops conducting military operations against extremists in Mali

Arrival of the French forces dramatically ups stakes in conflict in a swath of lawless desert where terrorism and kidnapping have flourished.

'French bashing' should stop, says MEP

Corinne Lepage says that other countries, as well as fellow countrymen, should stop treating her nation like "the scum of the earth".

New Air France fares target bag-free travellers

French carrier says one-way "MiNi" tickets will start at 49 euros including tax for the 40 percent of people who travel without checked baggage.

The secret to why the French live longer - Roquefort cheese

Eating the ripened cheese could help guard against cardiovascular disease despite its high fat and salt content, according to new research.

French mountaineer Maurice Herzog dies

The first man to climb an 8,000-meter Himalayan peak despite losing all his fingers and toes to frostbite has died aged 93.