EU foreign policy chief says Iran nuclear deal 'very close'

A nuclear deal with Iran is "very close" after almost two years of negotiations, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

Dozens of migrants 'storm' tunnel between UK, France

 The operator of the rail tunnel linking Britain and France says services were disrupted today after around 150 migrants tried to storm a French terminal in an attempt to board a Britain-bound freight.

France charges soldier over Burkina child sex abuse

A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso was charged Friday in Paris, a judicial source told AFP.

Netanyahu blasts UNHRC for endorsing Gaza war crimes report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to endorse a report accusing Israel and Hamas in war crimes during last summer's war in the Palestinian enclave.

Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.

Iran nuclear talks soldier on, no breakthrough in bomb probe

Tortuous talks towards a Iran nuclear deal ploughed on Friday with the head of the UN`s atomic watchdog having apparently failed in Tehran to advance a nuclear bomb probe, a major hurdle to the accord.

French sailor falls short of Hawaii crossing record

French adventurer Alain Thebault`s trimeran sailboat arrived in Hawaii at the end of a 10-day voyage from Los Angeles that came well short of breaking a crossing record.

France says no to asylum for WikiLeaks` Julian Assange
France says no to asylum for WikiLeaks` Julian Assange

 The French government rejected an asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, saying he did not face "immediate danger". 

`Series of errors` caused Air Algerie crash: Report

A French judicial probe has found a series of "tragic" errors caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in the Malian desert last year with 116 people on board, Le Figaro reported Thursday.

French mother gets 9 years in prison for killing 8 newborns

A Frenchwoman accused of killing eight of her newborns over more than a decade has been sentenced to nine years in prison after a dramatic murder trial.

Nigeria returns 10,000 euros to French love scam victim

Nigeria's anti-graft agency said on Thursday it had returned 10,000 euros to a French man who thought he met a beautiful Nigerian woman online willing to move to France... Only to find out it was a scam.

Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane, taken off flight

A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police.

''No'' vote in Greek referendum could lead to Grexit: France
''No'' vote in Greek referendum could lead to Grexit: France

 French Finance Minister Michel Sapin warned on Thursday that if Greek citizens vote `No` in Sunday`s referendum regarding the country`s financial tailspin, it may well lead to Greece`s exit from the eurozone.

French court cancels elder Le Pen`s suspension from far-right FN
French court cancels elder Le Pen`s suspension from far-right FN

A French court on Thursday cancelled the suspension of veteran far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen from the National Front party which he founded.

French soldiers accused of paedophilia in custody in France

Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso returned home Thursday and were taken into custody, said a legal source.

French soldiers accused of paedophilia in custody in France: Legal source

 Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso returned home Thursday and have been taken into custody, said a legal source.

Fresh push in Iran nuclear talks in Tehran, Vienna

 Major-power foreign ministers and the UN atomic watchdog chief were set to launch a fresh two-pronged push Thursday to nail down an elusive nuclear deal with Iran in a sixth day of high-stakes diplomatic poker.

France seeks quick return of soldiers in Burkina child sex abuse case

 The French government said Wednesday it wanted to "quickly" bring home the two soldiers suspended over allegations of child sex abuse in the west African country of Burkina Faso. 

French, China FMs to join Iran talks Thursday: Diplomat

 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi are to fly to Vienna to join Iran nuclear talks, a French diplomat said Wednesday.

Two French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims

France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said Tuesday.