PARIS - Lebanon hopes France will deliver helicopters to its army faster than planned so it can fight jihadis encroaching from neighbouring Syria, Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam said in an interview on Sunday.
SEATTLE - Boeing Co faced a potentially larger gap in production of its 777 jetliner after Air France-KLM said on Thursday that it plans to defer delivery of 10 Boeing 777s following its third profit warning in six months.
PARIS - Shares in Air France-KLM fell around 8 percent on Friday after the Franco-Dutch airline group issued its third profit warning since July and announced new belt-tightening.
TUNIS - In the corner of his office, Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi keeps a bust of Habib Bourguiba, who led the country in 1957 after its independence from France. It is a symbol, he says, of the kind of statesman Tunisia now needs.
PARIS - A National Front (FN) mayor in eastern France was banned on Friday from carrying out his functions for one year on grounds of irregular campaign funds, underlining the hurdles still facing the party as it seeks to show it can govern.
UNITED NATIONS - Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday.
FRANKFURT/PARIS - European Central Bank policymakers are discussing how best to act to revive the euro zone economy rather than whether to do so, ECB board member Benoit Coeure said, as France pressed for a "more suitable" monetary policy for the common currency area.
PARIS - France's highest constitutional body will rule in early 2015 on whether a trial involving accusations of insider trading at Airbus Group can go ahead, following complaints by defendants that it would infringe their basic rights.
PARIS - France's social affairs minister said on Tuesday there was no need to reform an indebted pension system despite a report showing it will face chronic funding shortfalls unless the French accept to work longer and take home smaller pensions.
- France's far-right National Front (FN) will lead first-round voting in departmental elections next March, a poll released on Tuesday said, underlining the emergence of the party as a major force in French politics.