France snubs Rwanda memorial

Apr 6, 2014

France snubs Rwanda memorial

France has canceled plans to attend a ceremony Monday marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide following accusations by Rwandan President Paul Kagame of French involvement in the massacre. The African weekly Jeune Afrique quoted Kagame as denouncing the “direct role of Belgium ...

Hollande's ex-partner named to new French Cabinet

Apr 3, 2014

Hollande's ex-partner named to new French Cabinet

Faced with a voter backlash at the polls, French President Francois Hollande is looking to revive his sputtering presidency with help from a surprising quarter: Segolene Royal, the mother of his four children. Royal, a high-profile Socialist in her own right, was tapped Wednesday ...

Hollande names popular Valls as French prime minister

Apr 1, 2014

Hollande names popular Valls as French prime minister

President Francois Hollande named former Interior Minister Manuel Valls as France’s new prime minister Monday, just 24 hours after his Socialists suffered heavy losses in nationwide municipal elections. Valls is the most popular Socialist politician in the country, or at least he is with ...

Mar 24, 2014

Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination

A jihadist group repeated its calls for French President Francois Hollande’s assassination in revenge for the European nation’s recent interventions in Africa, terrorist monitoring group SITE said Sunday. The al-Minbar Jihadi Media Network, a militant Islamist web site with ties to al-Qaida, says it ...

French data show possible debris from Malaysia jetliner

Mar 24, 2014

French data show possible debris from Malaysia jetliner

France provided new satellite data Sunday showing possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as searchers combing a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean tried without success to locate a pallet that could be a key clue in solving one of the ...

Mar 22, 2014

Man admits to '99 theft of Rembrandt

A Frenchman has claimed responsibility for the theft of a Rembrandt painting worth millions that was stolen from a French museum in 1999 and recovered last week, a source said Friday. The 43-year-old from Lot-et-Garonne in southwest France told police he had stolen the ...

Paris set to get first female mayor

Mar 19, 2014

Paris set to get first female mayor

It’s a battle guaranteed to make history. A fiery, “killer” former minister and the left-wing daughter of Spanish immigrants are vying to become the first female mayor of Paris. The two women have for months been engaged in a fierce duel to try and ...