France faces fresh strikes as nuclear workers join protest

France faces fresh strikes as nuclear workers join protest

With football fans due to flood into France in two weeks for the Euro 2016 championships, pressure is piling on the government as queues at petrol stations lengthen by the day.

World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy, terrorism and refugees in focus

World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy, terrorism and refugees in focus

Obama arrived in Japan after spending several days in Vietnam, where he urged the communist authorities to embrace human rights and abandon authoritarianism.

Benjam Netanyahu rejects French peace initiative, offers to meet Mahmoud Abbas

Benjam Netanyahu rejects French peace initiative, offers to meet Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian leaders say years of negotiations with Israel have not ended its occupation and have pursued a strategy of diplomacy at international bodies.

French PM `relieved` Austrian ecologist beat far-right presidential rival

French PM `relieved` Austrian ecologist beat far-right presidential rival

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday voiced "relief" over Austrian green-backed candidate Alexander Van der Bellen`s razor-thin victory over his far-right rival in the presidential election run-off.

India rejects China's contention on signing NPT, says France was included in NSG without signing it

India rejects China's contention on signing NPT, says France was included in NSG without signing it

China has opposed India's bid to get NSG membership on the ground that it was yet to sign the NPT. 

India insists signing NPT not needed for NSG membership

India on Friday rejected China's contention that it must sign the NPT to get membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, saying France was included in the elite group without signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam told French judges nothing: Lawyer

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam "did not want to say anything" when questioned by French anti-terror judges for the first time on Friday, one of his lawyers told AFP.

French government faces no-confidence vote over labour reform

' France's already unpopular Socialist government faces a no-confidence vote today after it bypassed parliament and forced through a labour reform bill that has led to two months of demonstrations.

Two new aircraft fragments ''almost certainly'' from missing MH370 plane

Two new aircraft fragments ''almost certainly'' from missing MH370 plane

The announcement means that a total of five pieces of debris from the Malaysian Airlines` jet have now been discovered in various spots around the Indian Ocean.

Rwandan mayors go on trial in France over 1994 genocide

Two former Rwandan mayors go on trial in France Tuesday facing charges of crimes against humanity and genocide over the 1994 massacres in the central African country.

Nearly half of Europeans in poll want own votes on EU, like UK

Nearly half of voters in eight big European Union countries want to be able to vote on whether to remain members of the bloc, just as Britons will in a referendum next month, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.

Libya militia scramble to halt IS advance

Commanders in Libya's third city Misrata rushed militiamen to a key crossroads on Friday after it was overrun by the Islamic State (IS) group in an assault in which a suicide bomber killed two police personnel.

French, US jet fighters destroy Islamic State site in Iraq

France was the first European country to join the US-led coalition in September 2014 to strike IS militants at the request of the Iraqi government.

Fire ravages Muslim prayer hall in Corsica, criminal attack suspected

Fire ravages Muslim prayer hall in Corsica, criminal attack suspected

A Muslim prayer hall in the French island of Corsica was ravaged by fire today in what prosecutors said was probably a criminal attack.

Earthquake rocks southwest France, no casualties reported

An earthquake measuring between 5.0 and 5.2 on the open-ended Richter Scale rocked parts of southwest France on Thursday.

French court sentences 'dentist of horror' to 8 years in jail

A French court on Tuesday sentenced a Dutch dentist to eight years in jail for deliberately mangling his patients` mouths in a case which saw him dubbed "the dentist of horror".

French court sentences `dentist of horror` to 8 years in jail

A French court on Tuesday sentenced a Dutchman dubbed "the dentist of horror" to eight years in jail for causing severe injuries to his patients` mouths.

Rafael Nadal files suit against French ex-minister over drug test allegations

Rafael Nadal files suit against French ex-minister over drug test allegations

The 29-year-old issued a statement through his agent on Monday.

ISIS can be eradicated: French minister

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is voicing cautious optimism about the defeat of the Islamic State group, suggesting the possibility that it can be eradicated.

Defence Acquisition Council to meet today, decision on Rafale jet deal likely

Defence Acquisition Council to meet today, decision on Rafale jet deal likely

The members of the Defence Acquisition Council are expected to meet on Thursday to decide on matters related to to Defence Procurement Procedure.