The Hollande-Sarkozy re-match France doesn't want


PARIS - Nicolas Sarkozy vs Francois Hollande: the re-match. With both having tightened their grips on their parties in recent days, a 2017 repeat of France's 2012 presidential election now looks like the most likely scenario.


European, IMF leaders agree to work intensely in Greek debt talks 02 Jun 2015

BERLIN/BRUSSELS - The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditor institutions agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" in the coming days as they try to clinch a deal in debt negotiations with Athens. | Video

France suggests world leaders at start, not end, of climate summit 01 Jun 2015

OSLO - France suggested on Monday that world leaders should attend only the start of a summit on climate change in Paris in six months, hoping to avoid a repeat of the last failed attempt in 2009 when they came at the end and left empty-handed.


France, Germany raise concerns over EU migrant redistribution plan 01 Jun 2015

BRUSSELS - France and Germany raised concerns on Monday over a European Commission plan to redistribute migrants reaching Italy and Greece, saying it must take better account of efforts they have already taken to help asylum-seekers.

France says Yemen hostage video is genuine 01 Jun 2015

PARIS - France authenticated on Monday a video that shows a Frenchwoman


Qatar sues French far-right official for attacks comment 01 Jun 2015

PARIS - Qatar said on Monday it was suing a senior member of France's far-right National Front who accused it of funding Islamist extremism in the days after January's deadly attacks in France on a satirical magazine and Jewish foodstore.


French car sales fall 4 percent in May on reported basis 01 Jun 2015

PARIS - New car registrations in France fell 4 percent year-on-year in May, the first decline since December but that was mainly due to fewer working days than last year.


French far-right leader says Egypt visit failed to change immigration view 01 Jun 2015

CAIRO - The leader of France's far right National Front party said on Sunday that a visit to Egypt to meet with the country's religious and political leaders had no effect on her views on Arab and Muslim immigration to France.


U.S.'s Kerry breaks leg in cycling accident in Alps, plans to return home Monday 31 May 2015

GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right leg in an accident while cycling a portion of the Tour de France route near Scionzier, France, on Sunday and will remain in a Geneva hospital overnight for observation, his spokesman said. | Video

Probes of child abuse in Central African Republic should intensify - U.N. rights chief 30 May 2015

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations human rights chief on Saturday urged several countries to intensify their investigations of alleged sexual abuse of young children in the Central African Republic by French and African soldiers posted in the conflict-torn nation.