Hollande, Merkel, Putin call for fresh summit on Ukraine

The leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the Ukraine crisis over the phone today and agreed to hold a new summit in the coming weeks, said the French presidency.

EU ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

 European ministers gathered in Paris on Saturday to discuss beefing up security on public transport following last week`s foiled jihadist attack on a high-speed train.

Two French journalists held for `attempted blackmail of Morocco king`

Two French investigative journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources in both countries said. 

UN conference to discuss plight of minorities persecuted by Islamic State

 A UN conference on minorities persecuted by the Islamic State group will be held on September 8 in Paris, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday. 

Police raid Brussels homes after foiled train attack

Belgian police raided two homes in a poor district of Brussels and took away some objects as part of investigations into last week`s foiled attack on an international train bound for Paris, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

The five heroes who foiled French train attack

 Three American friends on a European vacation and a British businessman who overpowered a heavily-armed man in a crowded, high-speed train to Paris were awarded France`s highest honour on Monday.

France train gunman `dumbfounded` by terrorism allegations: Lawyer

A heavily-armed gunman overpowered by passengers on a crowded train is "dumbfounded" by allegations of terrorism and denies any shot was fired, his lawyer said in comments broadcast Sunday.

France train gunman `dumbfounded` by terrorism allegations

 A heavily-armed gunman previously flagged by intelligence services who was overpowered by passengers in a crowded train said he was "dumbfounded" by accusations of terrorism levelled against him, his lawyer said Sunday.

France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

A gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant if the identity he has given is correct, France`s interior minister said on Saturday.

Hollande thanks three Americans for overpowering train attacker

 French President Francois Hollande thanked three American men and hailed them as heroes for overpowering an assailant who attacked a train in France, injuring three passengers, the media reported on Saturday.

Train gunman went from France to Syria: Spanish intelligence

 The suspected gunman who wounded two during an attack aboard an Amsterdam-Paris train travelled from France to Syria, a Spanish anti-terror source said on Saturday.

French passenger was first to tackle train attacker: Minister
French passenger was first to tackle train attacker: Minister

A French passenger was the first to tackle the gunman who opened fire on a train between Amsterdam and Paris, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday. 

Obama praises `heroic` US servicemen in French train attack

President Barack Obama praised the heroism of US service members who overpowered a gunman aboard a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday.

Three wounded in shooting on Amsterdam-to-Paris train

Three people were wounded in a shooting incident on high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris on Friday, the French Interior Ministry said.

MH370 debris exposes divisions over air crash investigations

Air crash investigators risk being sidelined in a tussle to unlock the secrets of lost flight MH370, fuelling concerns that their role in making flying safer could be diminished.

Fire in Paris at one of Europe's biggest science museums

Paris firefighters today fought a blaze at the Cite des Sciences, one of the biggest science museums in Europe, the fire brigade said.

Police brace for `Tel Aviv beach` protests in Paris

Paris was to deploy some 500 police along the River Seine on Thursday, at the start of a controversial beach attraction dedicated to Tel Aviv. 

Spat over Tel Aviv day at Paris beach

 A French councillor on Monday slammed a decision to dedicate one day of the beach festivities in Paris to Tel Aviv, saying it sent "a very bad message" of support for Israel`s policies.

`No difficulty` for France to find Mistral buyers: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday there would be "no difficulty" in finding new buyers for two Mistral warships that had been sold to Russia before Paris scrapped the deal.

Dog buried alive in France sparks social media fury

 Photos of a dog buried alive up to its head in France sparked an outpouring of anger on social media on Wednesday, and police said the owner was taken into custody.