Keyword: French

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'.

Hollande visits Canada in first state visit by French president for 26 years

Unusually for a French president, François Hollande began trip in oil-rich Alberta rather than in the French-speaking eastern part of Canada.

Campaign to mark anniversary of murder of two French journalists in Mali

Broadcasters who employed the reporters, who were killed doing their job, launch campaign for end to impunity for crimes against journalists.

Why French-made series are invading American TV

High-end English-language programming with French backers has quietly become de rigueur in Hollywood.

Algeria 'identifies suspects' behind Frenchman’s beheading

Algeria's justice minister says initial investigation has identified 'certain members' of terror group who murdered Hervé Gourdel.

Air France to cut number of flights by half on Monday as pilots strike

Pilots due to begin a one-week strike over company plans to cut costs to recapture market share from budget airlines.

Visas-for-sale scandal hits French consulate

French judges have opened probe into claims that staff at Erbil in Kurdish-controlled Iraq were charging large sums for appointments and visas.

France's president backs Iraq as world ramps up anti-jihadist efforts

During visit to Baghdad, François Hollande said he underlined France's readiness to provide even more military assistance to Iraq.

France facing 'hour of recovery or decline' says bank chief

Bank of France boss Christian Noyer said that without reform the country would see zero growth and unemployment stuck at 10%.

Poll shows France's Marine Le Pen would top presidential election

Survey suggests Front National boss would win first round vote and trounce President Hollande in second round run-off - but not other rivals.

Former French hostage says Jewish museum killings suspect was his jailer

Journalist Nicolas Henin said Mehdi Nemmouche, who has been extradited to Belgium over murders, was his jailer in Syria in late 2013.

French ex-recruit reveals Islamist indoctrination methods

Young Frenchman says jihadists use online method showing shocking images that paint the Western world as degenerate and corrupt.

French steeplechaser loses his shirt – and his gold medal

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was stripped of his European title in Zurich after removing his shirt in celebration on final straight.

Suspected French-Moroccan 'jihadist' detained at Paris airport

Suspect arrested by security services on arrival in France as part of preliminary investigation into possible 'conspiracy to plan terrorist acts'.

Marine Le Pen 'would top first-round French presidential vote'

Pollster IFOP says president of far-right Front National would knock out socialist contender and lead Nicolas Sarkozy in 2017 election.