Keyword: US

France awards John Kerry with the Legion of Honour

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault presented the US Secretary of State with the insignia of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, France's highest civil award, at a ceremony in Paris in which he recalled Kerry's family connections with France and praised his diplomatic endeavours.

French prime minister opposes EU transatlantic trade deal

Manuel Valls insisted that planned EU-US deal known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was against 'EU interests'.

Hollande demands 'all information' on German bugging of French foreign minister

The French president said he expected Chancellor Angela Merkel to give 'exact details' over report that German intelligence spied on Laurent Fabius.

France to pay Holocaust victims and families reparations for WWII deportations

France and the US announced a 60M-dollar reparation agreement to be paid to non-French survivors and relatives, ending any further legal claims.

French writer Patrick Modiano hits boom abroad since Nobel Prize

Ten works by the 70-year-old author have been published in the US following the award last October, with another six due later this year.

Stolen Picasso cubist work returned to France

La Coiffeuse, stolen from a Paris museum in 2001, was found last year by a New Jersey shipping company after sent in a parcel from Belgium.

Hollande calls emergency meeting after WikiLeaks US spy revelations

Move comes as documents show that US agents spied on Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, listening to their phone calls.

France adopts tough stance over US-Iran nuclear deal

With a March 31st deadline to ongoing talks, France has adopted harder line over conditions of a deal which the US wants to conclude swiftly.

France hopes to shore up business with Cuba amid US policy shift

Observers say historic visit to island by President François Hollande in May is as much about shoring up trade ties as politics and culture.

French judges seek assistance of UBS American whistleblower

Bradley Birkenfeld, an ex-UBS employee who helped US prosecution of the bank for aiding tax evasion is to help similar probe in France.

US hands France's Alstom record 772-million-dollar bribery fine

The French engineering group admitted falsifying books to pay more than 75 million dollars in bribes worldwide for energy arm contracts.

French troops to take up station close to Libyan border

A senior French military official has said troops are to move to a desert outpost close to the Libyan border to obstruct arms trafficking.

US investors in French economy counter domestic pessimism

While French investors reduce their stakes in CAC 40, US investors raised their holdings by 1.9 billion dollars in the first six months of 2014.

France denies claim that agent defected to al-Qaeda

Denial comes after US website claimed French intelligence officer had joined terrior group and was target of US air strikes.

French spies helped US kill al-Shebab leader

On orders of President Hollande, France provided intelligence and helped coordinate air strike that killed Ahmed Abdi Godane on September 1st.