The chief of staff of Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate for president in upcoming French elections, was indicted Wednesday over allegations of irregular reimbursements from the European Parliament, a judicial source told dpa.
France's reformist presidential hopeful, Emmanuel Macron, got a boost on Wednesday when he picked up the support of a party leader whose centrist constituency played a pivotal role in the last two presidential elections.
Airbus Wednesday announced that its profits for 2016 were down 63 per cent to 995 million euros (1,046 million dollars) after a major write-off on a troubled programme to develop a new military transport aircraft.
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was forced onto the defensive Friday over allegations she had claimed undue expenses, with the EU's anti-fraud office saying she had submitted an "entirely fictional employment contract" for an aide.
The conservative candidate for the French presidency, Francois Fillon, suffered a new setback on Thursday when prosecutors said they would not drop investigations into claims he gave his wife a lucrative fake job paid from public funds.
Weeks after US intelligence services accused Russia of attempting to influence their country's elections in favour of Donald Trump, backers of a front runner for the French presidency have accused Moscow of interfering in that race too.
A farmer from southern France, who had sought to aid migrants, escaped with a token sentence on Friday after being convicted of helping undocumented immigrants cross into the country from Italy, his lawyer said.
The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was paid over 400,000 euros (431,860 dollars) more than first thought for parliamentary aide work she didn't actually do, French media reported Tuesday.
Hard-left Socialist Party candidate Benoit Hamon claimed an emphatic victory in French presidential primaries on Sunday, finalizing the field of candidates who will go on to compete for the Elysee in late spring.
Film director Roman Polanski has declined to preside at France's most prestigious film awards ceremony, his lawyer said Tuesday, following a backlash about his invitation linked to decades-old criminal charges.
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 negotiations
Ukraine on Wednesday threatened to ban Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front party, from entering the country following her claim that Russia's annexation of Crimea was not illegal.
Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front party, is lacking six million euros (6.2 million dollars) for her presidential election campaign, the lawmaker told French news channel BFMTV on Wednesday.
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve brushed off criticism on Saturday after the man who deliberately drove a lorry into a crowd of people at a Berlin Christmas market last week was able to flee Germany via France.
CCTV cameras in France captured the Berlin truck attack suspect in the city of Lyon before he travelled to Milan, Italy, where he was shot dead by a police officer, French investigators told dpa on Monday.
A French court found International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde guilty Monday of negligence over an arbitration payout made when she was finance minister, but did not hand down punishment.
Conservative French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is seen by the majority of voters to be the most likely person to enter the Elysee Palace next year, an opinion survey published Sunday showed.
Police arrested five people linked to Basque separatist group ETA and seized a stock of weapons, explosives and ammunition during a joint French-Spanish operation, the French Interior Ministry said Saturday.
A US-led airstrike on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, killed two participants in the 2015 Paris terror attack as well as a number of other militants, US defence officials said Tuesday in Washington.
Foreign ministry officials from the West and the Middle East meeting in Paris Saturday for talks on Syria have called on the Syrian regime to allow civilians and fighters to evacuate from rebel-held sections of Aleppo.
Three men have been detained in France for their suspected links to Larossi Abballa, the extremist who killed two police officials outside Paris earlier this year while claiming allegiance to Islamic State.
A presidential primary contest between the top two sitting French leaders is impossible to imagine, said the French government spokesman Monday as the president and the prime minister mull bids in 2017.
Francois Fillon declared victory in France's conservative primary on Sunday, trouncing his more moderate rival Alain Juppe to become the Les Republicains party candidate for the presidential elections next year.
Former French prime minister Francois Fillon has won the race to become the conservative candidate in next year's presidential election, beating former president Nicolas Sarkozy, according to preliminary results from primaries on Sunday.
Hundreds of children who lived in a former migrant camp near the French port city of Calais left the area by bus Wednesday as part of a government plan to transport them to reception centres around the country.
Panama signed an international convention for tax transparency Thursday, agreeing to work with other countries against tax fraud and money laundering, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said.