Aug 14, 2014

Giant bronze statue to French WWI soldiers is stolen

A memorial to soldiers killed in World War I has been stolen from its pedestal in a French town. Veterans Minister Kader Arif said Wednesday that the theft of the monument in the northern town of Craonne in the Aisne region is an “insult ...

Six French climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

Aug 14, 2014

Six French climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

Six French climbers died in a fall on France’s Mont Blanc after a night of snow and wind on Western Europe’s tallest mountain, officials said Wednesday. August is the height of the climbing season on Mont Blanc, where even in the warmest months storms ...

Aug 10, 2014

Nasri announces he's finished playing for France

Manchester City’s French midfielder Samir Nasri has decided to quit international soccer over a breakdown in his relationship with national coach Didier Deschamps and the French media. The 27-year-old playmaker won the Premier League last season with City but was left out of the ...

Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

Aug 6, 2014

Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

Migrants flowing into Europe in unprecedented numbers are causing a tense summer in France, as clashes break out among asylum-seekers in overcrowded camps and police fire tear gas to quell the chaos. Sudanese and Eritreans battled in the sweltering heat in France’s port city ...

Jul 30, 2014

Japan wants France-Russia warship deal quashed

The government on Tuesday expressed “strong concern” about the planned sale of French helicopter carriers to Russia, joining some EU countries in opposing the deal as the West believes Russia has failed to meet international demands to end violence in Ukraine. President Francois Hollande ...

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

Jul 28, 2014

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French Embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead. U.N. peacekeepers located ...

Jul 25, 2014

Japan to express concern about French warship sale to Russia

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera plans to tell his French counterpart that Japan has strong concerns about France’s plan to sell two helicopter carriers to Russia, according to a Japanese government source. In a move meant to show support for its ally, the United States, ...

Jul 25, 2014

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Burkina Faso and the French presidency said. “We have found the Algerian plane. The ...

Air Algerie plane latest to crash; 110 feared dead

Jul 25, 2014

Air Algerie plane latest to crash; 110 feared dead

An Air Algerie flight crashed Thursday while en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. There were few clear indications of what might have happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casualties, ...