`Glass ship` Vuitton museum kicks off art-rich week in Paris

Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum will be inaugurated on Monday, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital.

DMRC bribery case: Alstom Transport India ex-MD to face charge in UK

A former managing director of Alstom Transport India, the first person to face charges in connection with a bribery investigation into the UK subsidiary of the French train and turbine giant, will appear in court next month.

Paris Opera expels veiled woman during performance: Official

France's government is drawing up a new set of rules for theatres after Paris Opera ejected woman for wearing a veil during a performance, the institution's deputy director said Sunday.

US, European powers call for 'immediate' halt to Libya violence

The United States has joined Britain, France, Germany and Italy in calling for an "immediate" end to long-running violence there between government forces and militias.

Ukraine says progress made on gas deal with Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said progress had been made during talks here today aimed at resolving a dispute over gas supplies from Russia that also threatened deliveries to Europe.

German drones pledged to Ukraine 'can't fly in winter'

Germany may not send drones to help monitor the Ukraine-Russian border as promised, in part because the surveillance aircraft cannot operate in extremely icy temperatures, a lawmaker said on Friday.

France `on alert` as Ebola prevention stepped up

France announced on Friday it had appointed a team of experts to step up its response to the Ebola virus, and would boost efforts to help west African nations battling the disease.

New Suspected Ebola case reported in France

A nurse suspected of being infected with Ebola virus has been sent to a hospital outside Paris, media reported Thursday.

France moves closer to law cracking down on jihadists

France moved closer on Thursday to adopting an "anti-terrorism" law which would slap a travel ban on anyone suspected of planning to wage jihad after the upper house Senate approved the draft law.

Moroccan held, with young daughters, for trying to join IS

A Moroccan man, with his two young French daughters in tow, was arrested in Casablanca Wednesday as he sought to join up with the jihadist Islamic State fighters, authorities said .

Self-defence class 'mistaken' for jihad training in France

A group of men accused by police of "training for jihad" in broad daylight in a French park were merely taking a self-defence class.

France to carry out Ebola checks at airports

France announced Wednesday it would begin carrying out health checks on travellers arriving by plane from Ebola-hit nations.

Cameron, Obama, Hollande, Merkel, Renzi to hold Ebola call

The British, US, French, German and Italian leaders will hold a video conference call on Wednesday to discuss the Ebola epidemic, Prime Minister David Cameron`s spokesman said.

English football fans pay price as top flight clubs enjoy boom
English football fans pay price as top flight clubs enjoy boom

Season tickets to watch champions Manchester City this season are the cheapest in the Premier League but the eye-watering cost of attending games in England continues to soar.

Cash-strapped France announces major defence cuts

France on Wednesday announced major cuts in defence spending, including the scrapping of an artillery regiment and the loss of 7,500 jobs, as the country battles a ballooning budget deficit.

Andre-Pierre Gignac stars as France beat Armenia in Euro qualifier
Andre-Pierre Gignac stars as France beat Armenia in Euro qualifier

Andre-Pierre Gignac marked his first start for France in more than four years with a goal and two assists as the Euro 2016 hosts eased to a 3-0 friendly win in Armenia on Wednesday.

Hollande, Obama urge `stepped-up` global efforts on Ebola

The French and US presidents Francois Hollande and Barack Obama on Monday urged "stepped-up" international efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic ravaging three west African countries.

France feels EU pressure to fix budget

France faced increasing pressure to modify its deficit-hit budget for 2015 on Monday, but Paris remained steadfast that it deserved "respect" and refused calls by Brussels to further rein back spending.

Tweet money if you live in France
Tweet money if you live in France

For people with a bank account and a Twitter handle in France, transferring money via Twitter is now just a click away.

Roger Federer edges Gilles Simon to win Shanghai Masters
Roger Federer edges Gilles Simon to win Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer edged a resilient Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/2) to win the Shanghai Masters and claim the 81st title of his career on Sunday.