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France braces for cold; nearly all homes reconnected after windstorm

France was bracing for a cold snap on Sunday and preparing for a surge in power demand just days after a windstorm knocked out electricity for some 330,000 homes.

Diplomats call for direct talks on two-state solution in Middle East

Diplomats from nearly 70 countries called for a two-state solution in the Middle East in a joint statement Sunday, encouraging the Israelis and Palestinians to achieve peace by pursuing direct...

More than 32,000 without power in France following violent wind storm

Approximately 32,500 homes in France were without electricity on Saturday morning following a strong wind storm, a spokesman for electricity provider Enedis said.

Six charged in Kardashian West jewellery heist case in Paris

Six people were handed preliminary charges Friday in the armed robbery of reality television and social media celebrity Kim Kardashian West, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Serbia requests Haradinaj's urgent extradition

Serbia on Friday announced that it will not withdraw its request for the extradition of former Kosovo prime minister and commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army Ramush Haradinaj, who was released...

Africa-France summit opens in Mali amidst strong security

French and African foreign ministers opened a summit in Mali on Friday to strengthen their cooperation on economic and security issues.

Wind storm knocks out power for hundreds of thousands in France

A fierce wind storm that struck France late Thursday and early Friday knocked out power for more than 330,000 people, electricity provider Enedis said.

France's Le Pen visits Trump Tower - but doesn't meet with Trump

French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen did not meet Thursday with president-elect Donald Trump during a stop in Trump Tower in New York.

Netanyahu slams planned Paris Middle East conference as 'rigged'

A Middle East peace conference planned in Paris at the weekend is "rigged" slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, calling it the "last gasp of the past before the future...

Billionaire art dealer acquitted in French tax fraud case

A French court on Thursday acquitted Guy Wildenstein, the billionaire art dealer and businessman, in a tax fraud case over trusts holding millions of euros worth of assets.

Belgium charges two new suspects for 2015 Paris terrorist attack

Belgian authorities have charged two new suspects with providing assistance in the lead up to the November 2015 Paris terrorist attack, the Belgian federal prosecutor's office said in a statement...

Airbus sets record with 2016 commercial aircraft deliveries

Airbus delivered a record 688 commercial aircraft in 2016 on the back of strong operational performance and a robust market, the airline manufacturer said Wednesday.

Serbia officially requests Haradinaj's extradition from France

Serbia on Tuesday sent an official request to France to hand over Kosovo politician Ramush Haradinaj, arrested by French border police on 4 January on his arrival at Basel-Mulhouse on a flight...

Euro 2016 tournament in France generated $1.29 bn, study says

The Euro 2016 football tournament hosted by France over the summer had an economic impact of 1.22 billion euros (1.29 billion dollars), a study released Tuesday said.

Seventeen arrested with links to Kardashian West heist in Paris

French police arrested 17 suspects in connection with the October robbery of US reality television and social media star Kim Kardashian West, the Paris prosecutor's office told dpa Monday.