Keyword: French

French co-pilot on missing AirAsia jet

Co-pilot Rémi Emmanuel Plesel is among the 162 people aboard the Airbus plane that went missing early Sunday en route to Singapore.

French voters like Merkel, back German reform example

Poll says 72 percent hold favourable opinions of German chancellor, way above President Hollande's ratings which have sunk as low as 12 percent.

Suspected Ebola case reported on France's Réunion Island

Pharmacist admitted to hospital on Indian Ocean island with a moderate fever had recently carried out humanitarian work in Ebola-hit Guinea.

French Senate votes for Palestine recognition

The narrow vote in France's upper house follows a similar move by MPs in the National Assembly earlier this month.

Last French hostage freed in Mali

Release of Serge Lazarevic after being held by Islamists for three years means there are now no more French hostages anywhere in world.

French government wants more Sunday shopping

Under new proposals councils would be allowed to grant trading licences on 12 Sundays a year, compared to the current five.

France's Hollande meets Putin on Ukraine crisis

Hollande, who was in Moscow on way back from trip to Kazakhstan, is most senior Western leader to visit Russia since it annexed Crimea.

French defence minister says Russia may never receive Mistral warships

Jean-Yves Le Drian's comments came days after President Hollande said France would postpone handover of first ship because of Ukraine crisis.

'My iPod is broken. I want to come back' writes French jihadist

Another jihadist complains that 'they make me do all the washing' as grim reality of life in Syria sinks in for young French Islamist recruits.

French tourists hurt in bus accident in Cuba

Most of the 41 injured, seven of whom are in a serious condition, were pensioners from the town of Ouistreham in Normandy.

France's race against the clock over reforms

French president has 100 days to deliver on changes after EU set a deadline for removing barriers to growth by March 2015.

Canadian Michaëlle Jean to head organization of French-speaking countries

Haiti-born Jean, 57, becomes the first women to be chosen as secretary general of the International Organization of Francophonie.

Luc Besson's Lucy breaks French film foreign box office record

The thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman has already been seen by more than 52 million people around the world.

Key French jihadist believed dead in Syria airstrike

Muslim convert David Drugeon, 24, was a bomb-maker said to be working with al-Qaeda veterans accused of plotting attacks on the West. 

Ex-French economy minister Montebourg goes to business school

Former major figure in government has enrolled at top institution because he wants to set up own firm and 'running a business is a real job'.