Manuel Valls, France's ambitious former PM with sights set on Elysee

Ambitious is one of the words most frequently deployed to describe Manuel Valls.

France's Manuel Valls to step down as PM to pursue presidency

France's Manual Valls said Monday that he was stepping down as prime minister of the country's Socialist government and was launching a campaign to win the presidency in next year's elections.

Armed robbery at Paris travel agency ends without casualties

An armed robbery on Friday at a Paris travel agency has ended without casualties.

Rock bottom in polls, France's Hollande rules out bid for re-election

French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that he will not stand for a second term in next year's election, amid the lowest approval ratings of any president in modern French history.

Editor: Charlie Hebdo German-language edition is response to support

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, targeted by Islamist terrorists in January 2015, has launched a German-language edition that hit newsstands Thursday.

Airbus says it will cut more than 1,000 posts

Airbus said Tuesday that it will phase out 1,164 positions and transfer 325 posts as part of an effort to increase efficiency.

Top French leaders fighting for Elysee not an option, says spokesman

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...

Fillon declares victory in French conservative presidential primary

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...

French voters cast ballots for conservative presidential candidate

French primary voters head to the polls Sunday to cast their ballot in the second round, run-off primary for the candidate to represent conservatives in presidential elections next year.

Top British photographer accused of rape found dead in Paris flat

A prominent British photographer who had recently been accused of rape by several of his former subjects has been found dead in his flat in Paris, security sources told dpa early Saturday.

French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo goes German

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was the target of a terrorist attack in Paris last year, will be available in German starting Thursday next week.

Qatari sisters robbed of millions in Paris highway heist, reports say

Two Qatari women travelling on a highway from an airport into Paris were robbed of 5 million euros (5.32 million dollars) worth of goods, French media reports said Tuesday.

Terrorist attack thwarted in France as seven arrested, minister says

Security services in France have arrested seven men, thwarting an attempted terrorist attack in the nation, the government said Monday.

Former French premier Fillon beats Sarkozy in presidential primary

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...

Paris commemorates terrorist attacks anniversary in dignified silence

One year after a string of coordinated terrorist attacks across Paris left 130 dead and hundreds injured, France paid silent tribute to the victims on Sunday.