France's far right-leaning National Front party is threatening to sue after singer Madonna showed a video of party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed on her forehead during a concert in Paris.
Three Americans died when a private jet crashed at a small airport in the south of France, a local official said Friday.
The taxi rocked to the pounding sounds of French rap music.
A series of errors by pilots and a failure to react effectively to technical problems led to the crash of Air France Flight 447, France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis said Thursday in its final report on the disaster.
Summer 1938, Europe stands on the brink of war, and Paris is a city on the edge. Nazi spies, shadowy assassins, alluring double agents and a Hollywood movie star caught in the middle stalk the back alleys and bustling bistros of the French capital. This is the setting for Alan Furst's "Mission to Paris." The best-selling author has made a career of capturing the classic cloak-and-dagger days leading up to World War II, bringing the era to life like a literary version of "Casablanca."
Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine were brought back down to earth after their opening match heroics as France clinched a 2-0 victory in stormy Donetsk.
It's a very busy year in elections around the world, from revolutionary political shifts in the Middle East to economic woes driving voters to polls across Europe. And that's not even counting the Romney vs. Obama faceoff in the U.S.
Rolling commentary and live pictures from Euro 2012 as France take on Ukraine, followed by England vs.Sweden.
France is pressing the EU to adopt a financial stability package to stem the eurozone crisis, believing negative market reaction to the ?100bn bailout of Spain's banks shows the need for more comprehensive action.
Three thoughts after the 1-1 draw between England and France in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Authorities were tallying results Sunday in France's parliamentary elections, a key vote that could determine whether the country's new president can push through his agenda.
Bahrain's ambassador to France has been accused of sexually assaulting a former employee and is under investigation by prosecutors, authorities in France said Thursday.
Anti-terror police arrested a pair of men suspected of being armed Basque separatists in southern France on Sunday, Spain's Interior Ministry said.
Afghan youngsters sent to France for a better life often end up on the streets, as CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
We're at a soup kitchen in a shabby back street in Paris, next to the canal Saint Martin, near the Jaurès metro stop. Hundreds of homeless people are queuing up for some hot food and a coffee. Most of them are from Asia; many from Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Two European elections, in France and Greece, have thrust the radical fringe into the spotlight.
Suddenly, Europe is talking about growth and not just austerity.
U.S. stocks recovered Monday afternoon from modest losses earlier in the day, as investors considered the implications of leadership changes in France and Greece.
France votes Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy against Francois Hollande in an election dominated by economy, unemployment and immigration concerns.
France's two presidential contenders continued to battle over the country's undecided voters Thursday, after sparring over the economy in their one head-to-head debate ahead of Sunday's runoff vote.
Jay-Z and Kanye West's recent hit "Niggas in Paris" is about them. They rap about being so phenomenally rich, about how they "ball so hard," buy Rolexes and cars, pop gold bottles with models in Paris nightclubs, that the rest of us slobs couldn't fathom their lives.
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France prepared Saturday to vote in presidential elections that see incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy pitted against challengers including Socialist candidate Francois Hollande.
People on the streets of Paris were asked "What do you want from the American election for France? "
Investigators in France are hunting for a suspected serial killer after four fatal shootings with the same weapon in a Paris suburb in the past five months.
France on Saturday welcomed an agreement between military coup leaders in Mali and a regional bloc that would return the country to democratic rule, two weeks after a coup plunged it into turmoil.
The United States are tied 1-1 with France after the first day of the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal at the Monte Carlo Country Club in Roquebrune, France.
Islamist groups in France want to avenge the death of a Muslim radical who was killed by police, prompting France to exercise vigilance, the country's interior minister said Friday.
Ten suspected Islamists were arrested in fresh raids across France on Wednesday morning as the country widens a clampdown on suspected extremists after a deadly shooting spree last month, the Interior Ministry said.
Radical Muslims detained in France were preparing for holy war, a French prosecutor said Tuesday as the country widens a clamp down on suspected extremists in the wake of a deadly shooting spree last month.
What would prompt a 23-year-old man, born and raised in France, to chase a small, terrified Jewish girl into a school courtyard, look her in the eye and shoot her in the head?
Thousands of miles from a bloody shooting in southern France, Jewish and municipal leaders voiced concerns and vowed to bolster protections for schools, neighborhoods and synagogues while noting they have no indication any fresh, faraway attacks are imminent.
For the first time since it was founded, France's extreme right party has a new presidential candidate.
France has too many foreigners and is not integrating them properly, President Nicolas Sarkozy said in an interview on French television.
A power supply problem left passengers stuck on Eurostar trains between Britain and France for several hours on Monday and early Tuesday, the high-speed rail company said.
Rugby World Cup finalists France made it two wins from two matches in this year's Six Nations tournament, but they were made to battle by a dogged home side before beating Scotland 23-17 at Murrayfield on Sunday.
With rising unemployment, increasing sovereign debt and credit rating woes, could France be the next euro crisis?
France -- a key player in plans to lead the eurozone out of its debt crisis -- is facing economic headwinds of its own. And, as the country's politicians head into a spring election, focus is turning from the bloc's crisis to the country's own finances.
France kicked-off the 2012 Six Nations championship with a resounding 30-12 win over Italy at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday.
The founder of a French company that made breast implants linked to a major health scare has been charged by police investigating the scandal.
Ivan Watson reports on the French Senate voting to criminalize public denial of the 'Ottoman Empire's' genocide of Armenians.
CNN's Ivan Watson explains why the French bill on what it calls Armenian genocide causes such controversy.
The French Senate voted late Monday to criminalize any public denial of what new legislation calls the Ottoman Empire's genocide of Armenians, triggering fresh condemnation from modern Turkey.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon insisted Saturday that France is a safe bet for investors, a day after the country's credit rating was downgraded by a ratings agency amid concerns over debt and low growth.
A criminal investigation has been launched in France into the death in Syria of a French journalist, television station France 2 said.
Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria.
French government to pay for the removal of potentially defective breast implants if the surgery was for reconstruction.
The S in S&P stands for Standard. But it might as well be Scrooge if the credit rating agency goes ahead and downgrades the sovereign debt of France and other European nations in the next few days.
There's a good chance France and a few other euro area governments will have their credit ratings downgraded in the near future.
From France to Switzerland, these great European ski chalets pair contemporary design with traditional winter charms.
France's interior minister admitted Monday that lapses in security made it possible for Greenpeace activists to gain entry to a nuclear power plant southeast of Paris.
In what would be another blow to Europe's beleaguered rescue fund, there is growing speculation that France will eventually lose its top-tier credit rating.
The Euro crisis is not just a Greek crisis, or an Italian crisis, or now even a French crisis.
Three thoughts after the U.S.' 1-0 loss to France on Friday:
Standard & Poor's is facing a growing backlash in Europe after the ratings agency erroneously sent a message suggesting France's pristine credit rating had been downgraded.
A talented France squad hosts the U.S. at the Stade de Paris on Friday, with coach Laurent Blanc planning to field a younger, more experimental lineup.
CNN's Alex Thomas reports from an exuberant crowd of All Blacks fans following New Zealand's victory in the Rugby World Cup.
Hosts New Zealand edged out France 8-7 in a nailbiting finish to the Rugby World Cup final in Auckland Sunday to win the William Webb Ellis trophy for the second time.
Outside France, nobody gave them a prayer. Les Bleus had coughed and spluttered their way to the Rugby World Cup Final, at which point they were expected to be thrashed buy the red-hot favorites and tournament hosts New Zealand.
Sidelined superstar Dan Carter has told his New Zealand teammates to "expect the unexpected" ahead of Sunday's Rugby World Cup final against France in Auckland.
In a carefully worded statement, Moody's Investor Service hinted that the outlook for France's top-tier credit rating could be at risk.
A famous French painting stolen during World War I by the German Army was returned to the government of France by U.S. officials on Thursday. The 1876 Jules Breton work is called "A Fisherman's Daughter/Mender of Nets" or to the people of France it's "Une Fille de Pecheur/Raccommodeuses de Filets."
"It's great news for me, but it's also something very banal," the French first lady says of being pregnant
Four years ago a shock defeat by France sent a rugby-mad nation into mourning, but New Zealand's All Blacks erased some of that hurt with a comprehensive 37-17 vanquishing of their longtime bogey team on Saturday.
â¢ Natalie Portman and her French fiancÃ© Benjamin Millepied took baby Aleph out for some sightseeing around Paris. The actress and her son shopped along Avenue Montaigne before joining Millepied for lunch with friends at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Market Restaurant.
A furnace exploded Monday at a nuclear site in France, killing one person and injuring four, a spokeswoman for French energy company EDF told CNN.
An oven exploded at a French nuclear site, killing one person and injuring four, according to French energy company EDF.
Regulators imposed a temporary short-selling ban in four European nations, effective Friday, in order to tame the wild market volatility that has taken markets throughout the world on a roller coaster ride.
Standard and Poor's only downgraded the credit rating of the United States on Friday. But the financial markets have picked up where S&P left off and essentially decided to downgrade much of Europe too.
Buckle up. U.S. markets are likely headed for another roller coaster ride Thursday, as investors weigh positive news at home against growing concerns about fiscal problems in Europe.
After a one-day respite, U.S. stocks plunged sharply yet again Wednesday as investors were confronted with mounting fears about Europe's ongoing debt crisis, this time in France.
Should France ban the wearing of veils covering women from head to toe?
The thrill of Sunday's comeback against Brazil has barely died down; fans have watched and re-watched the clip of that 123rd minute equalizing goal so many times that you could blindfold them and roll them down a hill in a barrel and they would still be able to show you the precise trajectory of the ball from Megan Rapinoe's boot to Abby Wambach's head with a swish of their arm. It'll go down in women's soccer history, but now the U.S. has to move on and deal with France -- a semifinal debutante but arguably one of the most consistent and dangerous performers in Germany.
In a contentious closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday, Russia criticized France's decision to airlift weapons to rebel forces in Libya, according to a Western diplomat present during the discussions.
A 78-year-old woman has died in France after being treated for an E.coli infection in the south-western city of Bordeaux, regional health officials say.
The French government is in talks with Libyan rebels about supplying them with weapons and ammunition, a Libyan opposition military spokesman in Misrata said late Thursday.
For a player on the verge of a proposed €13 million ($18.4M) move to Arsenal, the 24-year-old Gervinho certainly splits opinion and not just among the London club's fans, who would rather see his Lille teammate Eden Hazard join.
The strain of E. coli blamed for 46 deaths in Germany appears to have resurfaced in France, the French Ministry of Health said.
The specter of a mass suicide tied to the widely predicted end of the world in December 2012 has prompted a warning from a government official in France, where people are already gathering at a place believers predict may provide the only escape from the apocalypse.
France is facing fines and penalties after Europe's highest court found the government has failed to do enough to protect its hamsters.
A French television network said Thursday it has filed a complaint with the Paris public prosecutor alleging identity theft and impersonation related to an interview it broadcast Tuesday with a woman the network identified as Ambassador Lamia Shakkour, Syria's ambassador to France.
Syria's ambassador to France, Lamia Shakkour, denied Tuesday that she has resigned her post, declaring late in the day that she would remain in her job until President Bashar al-Assad no longer wants her to remain in it.
A decree from the early 1990s, reimplemented by French regulators, is putting an end to French television and radio announcers naming social networking sites on air except for news purposes.
Fresh political sex scandals, following closely on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair, have France gripped by a debate on the nation's hidden culture of sexism and how its tough privacy laws, which prevent journalists from exposing sexual misbehavior, help perpetuate it.
From July 2009: The Air France plane that crashed with 228 people aboard "went straight down," an investigator said.
A police officer in central France lost control of his van in a roundabout and struck a group of children Monday afternoon, fatally injuring one, according to a prosecutor.
Eight people, including two children, were killed Sunday when Syrian government forces, in tanks and armored personnel carriers, entered several towns in the Homs province in an attempt to quash protests, according to human rights activists.
When I was a little boy, my family would take a couple of months -- yes, months -- off each summer to go on a long, leisurely vacation. All my friends' families did, everyone did.
The philandering celebrity has often had one failsafe option if caught out by tabloid snoopers: call the lawyers, go to court and hope those salacious details keep out of the public eye.
The French have always prided themselves on their maturity in matters of love and sex. For them, gossip is not news.
Police in and around Paris arrested seven suspected Islamists, national police told CNN Tuesday.
Laurent Blanc has spent his first nine months in charge of the France team painstakingly repairing the damage of the 2010 World Cup: both to the image of the team, which became a global laughingstock after going on strike in South Africa; and its players, unhappy and underperforming with then-coach Raymond Domenech in charge.
Thinking of spending a weekend in Paris this spring? Think again.
French police are looking for a man Friday after bodies thought to be those of his wife and four children were discovered under the terrace of their family home in western France.
The Italian and French governments were both trying to defuse an escalating diplomatic row Monday after France refused entry to a train carrying North African migrants from Italy.
CNN's Don Lemon speaks with Gen. Honoré about reports that Gadhafi's forces are using illegal weapons against civilians.
The ban imposed by French President Sarkozy on wearing a face-covering veil, or niqab, is simply dangerous gesture politics, representing little more than pandering to the far right in France.
French police arrested two veiled women protesting the country's law banning face-hiding Islamic burqas and niqabs Monday, just hours after the legislation took effect.
CNN's Atika Shubert on the controversial burqa ban that has divided opinion in France.