Canada approves abortion pill, joining 60 other countries

Canada has approved the use of the abortion pill mifepristone after three years of tests, the ministry of health said Thursday. 

Former Sarkozy advisor charged with embezzling state funds

A one-time advisor to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was charged Wednesday with abusing his position to profit from state funds, as part of an inquiry into alleged fraud in awarding contracts to opinion polling companies.

France to boost ties with sanction-free Iran

 Iran and France will deepen bilateral political and economic relations in the "near future", once the historic nuclear agreement is implemented, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Iranian counterpart Mohamad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday.

France sends 120 extra police to secure Eurotunnel: Minister
France sends 120 extra police to secure Eurotunnel: Minister

 France`s interior minister said Wednesday that 120 additional police officers would be sent to Calais to secure the Eurotunnel site from migrants desperately trying to reach Britain.

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite

 France sought to revive its relations with Iran on Wednesday, extending an invitation to President Hassan Rouhani to visit Paris in November, a gesture that follows this month`s historic nuclear deal.

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives in Tehran for talks
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives in Tehran for talks

France`s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived in Tehran for a one-day visit on Wednesday and was due to meet President Hassan Rouhani and several ministers, Iran`s state news agency IRNA said.

One dead as 1,500 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel terminal again: French police
One dead as 1,500 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel terminal again: French police

At least 1,500 migrants desperate to reach England made new attempts to enter the Eurotunnel terminal overnight in the French port town of Calais, a police source told a news agency on Wednesday, adding that one person was found dead.

More than 2,000 migrants tried to enter Channel Tunnel in France

More than 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to reach Britain from France, French authorities said on Tuesday.

France hails India's efforts ahead of Paris climate meet

Ahead of the crucial UN climate change conference in Paris later this year, France Tuesday said that India will play a "leading" role in the summit.

French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth: Researcher

A 16-year-old French volunteer archaeologist has found an adult tooth dating back around 560,000 years in southwestern France, in what researchers hailed as a "major discovery" today.

French farmers stop trucks bringing food from Spain, Germany

French farmers said on Monday they had blocked and turned back as many as 300 trucks importing food from Germany, the latest protest against a fall in food prices.

Six injured when roof sheared off bus in northern France

 Six passengers were seriously injured early today in a spectacular accident in northern France when the top of a bus was shorn off while trying to pass under a low bridge.

French beach closed off for Saudi King Salman

French authorities on Saturday closed off the beach in front of the Riviera villa of Saudi King Salman, a move that has incensed many locals as the seaside is normally open to the public.

French defence minister visits Cairo after warplane deal

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, just days after France delivered the first batch of 24 Rafale warplanes Egypt bought in a multi-billion-euro deal.

Unidentified Germanwings remains buried quietly before ceremony

Unidentified remains from the 150 victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps in March were buried quietly overnight ahead of a ceremony for families on Friday.

World Championship results depends on fitness: Saina Nehwal
World Championship results depends on fitness: Saina Nehwal

India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal is focusing on her "game and skill" for the upcoming tournaments, including the World championship, but said the results will depend on overall fitness.

France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia urge respect for Ukraine truce

 The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine held talks Thursday over the conflict in east Ukraine, with all sides calling for the full implementation of a ceasefire deal, the French presidency said.

French farmers block Lyon as Hollande bids to ease crisis

Hundreds of furious farmers blocked access roads to France`s second city Lyon with their tractors Thursday, unimpressed with a 600-million-euro government package to ease their financial plight sparked by falling prices.

Farmers block France`s second city as Hollande bids to ease crisis

Hundreds of furious farmers blocked access roads to France`s second city Lyon with their tractors Thursday, unimpressed with a EUR 600 million government package to ease their financial plight sparked by falling prices.

Collector`s fury as Chinese antiques returned from Paris

More than 30 ancient gold ornaments went on show in a Chinese museum this week after Paris quietly insisted a billionaire collector and France`s top antique dealer return them on the grounds they were stolen.