BNP Paribas fined $8.9 billion over deals with Iran, Cuba, Sudan

Jun 30, 2014

BNP Paribas fined $8.9 billion over deals with Iran, Cuba, Sudan

French bank BNP Paribas has agreed to pay U.S. authorities an $8.9 billion fine to avoid being tried in court for dealing with U.S.-blacklisted countries, sources close to the matter said. The deal ends months of haggling which saw French President Francois Hollande pressing ...

France tops group despite scoreless draw with Ecuador

Jun 26, 2014

France tops group despite scoreless draw with Ecuador

France’s much-vaunted attack missed a series of chances as it drew 0-0 with 10-man Ecuador to reach the knockout stage of the World Cup on Wednesday, while the South Americans bowed out of the tournament. France, which ended with seven points, had scored eight ...

France in shock after beating of Roma teen

Jun 18, 2014

France in shock after beating of Roma teen

The brutal beating by vigilantes of a Roma teenager who is now fighting for his life has left France in shock, with President Francois Hollande on Tuesday calling the assault “unspeakable and unjustifiable.” Accused of robbery, the 16-year-old was dragged into a basement in ...

France cruises past Honduras

Jun 16, 2014

France cruises past Honduras

Karim Benzema scored twice and created a third that was confirmed by goal-line technology as France eased into its World Cup campaign with a 3-0 victory over Honduras on Sunday. The convincing victory €— albeit against a 10-man team for more than 45 minutes ...

Le Pen hits dad for Holocaust pun

Jun 9, 2014

Le Pen hits dad for Holocaust pun

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN), rebuked her father and former party head on Sunday for remarks reviving allegations of anti-Semitism after a major poll victory. Le Pen, who took over the anti-immigrant and anti-EU party from Jean-Marie Le Pen ...

Jun 7, 2014

Missing U.K. pensioner found attending French D-Day events

An 89-year-old British World War II veteran who went missing from his retirement home was found in France enjoying a D-Day anniversary get-together with former comrades, police said Friday. Bernard Jordan slipped out of The Pines care home in the seaside town of Hove, ...