France

France offers asylum to Mosul's Christians

PARIS - France said on Monday it was ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by the al Qaeda offshoot group now ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death.

Thousands march in French city of Marseille in support of Israel

MARSEILLE France - Thousands took to the streets of Marseille in the south of France on Sunday to show their support for Israel, the first such demonstration in the country since the start of the recent fighting in Gaza, organizers said.

World, Israel 27 Jul 2014

French Jews living in fear, minister says

PARIS - Many members of France's Jewish community are living in fear after pro-Palestinian protests in recent weeks were marred by violence and use of anti-Semitic language, the country's foreign minister said on Thursday.

World, 24 Jul 2014

French Jews living in fear, minister says

PARIS - Many members of France's Jewish community are living in fear after pro-Palestinian protests in recent weeks were marred by violence and use of anti-Semitic language, the country's foreign minister said on Thursday.

World, 24 Jul 2014

France backs 30 percent energy efficiency goal: letter

BRUSSELS - France's energy minister threw her weight behind an energy savings goal of at least 30 percent for 2030 ahead of talks in Brussels on Wednesday to thrash out a target.

Environment, 22 Jul 2014

Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism in anti-Israel protests

BERLIN - The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism that has marred protests against Israel's conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

World, Germany, Italy, Israel 22 Jul 2014

France tells UK look to London oligarchs before damning Mistral

PARIS - France's foreign minister hit back at Britain on Tuesday, telling Prime Minister David Cameron he should do something about UK-based Russian oligarchs before questioning France's plan to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Moscow.

World, Russia, 22 Jul 2014

Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitism in anti-Israel protests

BERLIN - The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia that have marred rallies against Israel's role in its conflict with Hamas in which about 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.

World, Germany, Italy, Israel 22 Jul 2014

French government slams 'anti-Semitic' violence at pro-Palestinian rally

PARIS - France's interior minister promised on Monday to crack down on anti-Semitism after violence marred pro-Palestinian rallies in and around Paris to protest against Israel's role in the two-week-old Middle East conflict.

World, Israel 21 Jul 2014

UK, France, Germany eye fresh Russia sanctions after plane disaster

LONDON/PARIS - Britain, Germany and France agreed on Sunday they should be ready to ratchet up sanctions on Russia over the downing of a Malaysian jet carrying 298 passengers when European foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Tuesday.

World, Russia, Germany 20 Jul 2014