Who are you? Guide to French Open stars` opponents
Who are you? Guide to French Open stars` opponents

Guide to the first round opponents of leading star players at the French Open which gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday (x denotes seeded player):

Serena, Sharapova set for Paris showdown
Serena, Sharapova set for Paris showdown

The two biggest names and highest earners in women`s sport will set off on another collision course when the French Open gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Eiffel Tower shut as staff walk out over pickpockets

Iconic Eiffel Tower was shut to tourists on Friday as staff walked off the job to protest a surge in gangs of pickpockets roaming around the monument.

UK`s Cameron to visit Paris, Berlin for talks next week

Prime Minister David Cameron will travel to Paris and Berlin next week for talks as Britain seeks to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, British officials said Friday.

Time short for global climate deal in Paris, warns Hollande

French President Francois Hollande warned today that time was short for a year-end deal on climate change and called on world leaders to unlock the complex process in the months ahead.

French patrol boat rescues 297 migrants off Italian coast

A French Navy patrol ship rescued 297 migrants from a fishing boat in the southern Mediterranean on Wednesday, French police said, the latest in a stream of more than 50,000 migrants to have entered Europe by sea this year.

France's Hollande concerned about slow progress in climate talks

French President Francois Hollande said he was worried about a lack of progress towards a United Nations climate deal in Paris in December and called on the financial sector to decarbonise its investment portfolios.

Two key Islamist leaders killed in French army raid in Mali: Paris

 French special forces killed two key jihadist leaders in a raid in Mali, one of whom has been linked to the kidnapping and execution of foreigners, the defence ministry said Wednesday.

French Open 2015: Five players to watch out for

Five players to watch out for

Charlie Hebdo to give 4.3 mln euros to attack victims

 Charlie Hebdo said Monday 4.3 million euros in donations will go to the victims of a jihadist attack against the French satirical magazine, which has faced internal tensions over the use of the money.

India asks developed nations to finalise pre-2020 action plan

India Monday appealed developed countries to present their ambitious pre-2020 action plan to reduce emissions well before the crucial global climate conference to be held in Paris later this year.

French police cleared over deaths in 2005 riots case

 A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers over the death of two youths in a Paris suburb in 2005, in a case that had triggered the country`s worst riots in decades.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West to renew wedding vows in Paris?
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West to renew wedding vows in Paris?

About to mark their first wedding anniversary on May 24, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will reportedly renew their wedding vows in Paris, France.

Photographer in court over Paris Disneyland drone flight

 A French photo enthusiast appeared in court Tuesday after he was arrested for flying a drone over Disneyland Paris and taking pictures of the amusement park.

France`s Hollande to meet Fidel Castro in Cuba visit: Office

French President Francois Hollande will meet Cuba`s Fidel Castro Monday during his historic visit to the island, the first by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.

France`s Hollande gives high honor to Cuban Church leader

French President Francois Hollande on Monday bestowed his nation`s highest honor on the head of the Catholic Church in Cuba, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, a key figure in the communist island`s growing rapprochement with the West.

Through the haze, Paris protesters call for fresh cannabis laws

 Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday as part of a world march calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

Washington, Gulf states working on new security pact: Kerry

 US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday Washington and Gulf nations were hammering out a new set of security initiatives in the Middle East to be further discussed at a summit next week.

French President congratulates Cameron, notes EU `partnership`

French President Francois Hollande congratulated Britain`s Prime Minister David Cameron on his election victory Friday and invited the leader to Paris, his office said. 

John Kerry attempts to reassure Gulf ministers in Paris meeting

 US Secretary of State John Kerry met Gulf foreign ministers in Paris on Friday ahead of a summit in which President Barack Obama will seek to reassure the Arab monarchies over his Iran policy.