Keyword: French

'No difficulty' for France to find Mistral buyers says Hollande

French president upbeat about prospects for sale of two warships after deal with Russia was formally ended.

'Aircraft debris' found on French island examined for MH370 links

Possible wing debris found on Indian Ocean island of La Réunion is being examined to see if it comes from doomed 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight.

Two French nationals among suspected Islamist militants arrested in Mali

Malian police said among the 20 'presumed jihadists' arrested is a man wanted for an attack in March on a Bamako restaurant that left five dead.

Greek premier Tsipras divides the French, poll shows

Public opinion split evenly over role of Greece's prime minister but majority of French back right of Greeks to have referendum on bailout terms.

France calls for British cooperation over Calais migrant crisis

A report from the French interior ministry report calls for the two countries to pool resources to deal with asylum applications.

French soldiers accused of sexual abuse of minors in Africa

French military say they informed French judicial authorities and have begun moves to suspend the troops, who are serving in Ouagadougou.

Indonesia rejects clemency for French death row convict

Clemency bid was final legal recourse for Serge Atlaoui, granted a last-minute stay of action in April over death penalty for drug-related offence.

France to create 11,000 places for refugees and asylum seekers

Ministers also plan to cut time required to handle asylum requests to nine months as number of people living in illegal migrant camps swells.

Italian police haul away migrants at France border

Around 300 migrants had been camping out for days in Ventimigila on the frontier, sparking tension between the two countries.

France's biggest insurer axes coal investments

Axa plans to sell €500m of coal assets and triple 'green investments' to €3 billion by 2020 as part of fossil-fuel divestment movement.

In France, post-Charlie Hebdo debate hits new level of vitriol

Many members of France's intelligentsia and political class are now at each other’s throats in aftermath of January's terror attacks.

German politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit gets French nationality

The Green activist, who was once known as 'Dany the Red', was expelled from France after leading student uprising in May 1968.

French jihadists ‘behind IS group suicide bombings in Iraq’

A group has claimed that attacks near the city of Haditha in the west of Iraq were carried out by two Frenchmen.

French patrol boat saves 217 migrants off Libya

Vessel was sent on Tuesday to reinforce EU's surveillance operation after a series of migrant tragedies in which nearly 5,000 have drowned.

The Afghan interpreters cut adrift by French army

Threatened at home, only 73 of the 258 former Afghan auxiliaries in French army who requested visas to live in France have been granted them.