EDF makes indicative offer for Areva reactors arm


PARIS - French power utility EDF has made an indicative offer for nuclear group Areva's reactors business, a spokesman for Areva said. Les Echos newspaper, citing sources, said the bid was worth just over 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion).

Molinari keeps motoring but it's misery for McIlroy

VIRGINIA WATER, England - Francesco Molinari recovered from a shaky start to maintain his lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday while title holder Rory McIlroy missed the cut for only the third time in 45 events.

Politics, Sports 22 May 2015

Large French supermarkets face ban on throwing away food

PARIS/LONDON - France is cracking down on food waste with legislation banning big supermarkets from destroying unsold but edible food on pain of fines and even jail sentences.

Environment, 22 May 2015

France broadly backs EU plan amid growing opposition to immigration

PARIS - France gave broad backing on Wednesday to an EU scheme to share out asylum-seekers among EU states to deal with a surge of migrants, after a week of ambiguity that reflected growing public opposition to immigration.

World, 20 May 2015

Do more, more urgently on global warming, say Merkel, Hollande

BERLIN - More urgent and ambitious action is needed if the world wants to meet its commitment of limiting the rise in average global temperatures to two degrees Celsius, the leaders of Germany and France said on Tuesday.

French attack survivor Luz says he leaving Charlie Hebdo

PARIS - One of the few cartoonists to survive an Islamist militant attack on France's Charlie Hebdo journal is leaving the publication, saying he can no longer bear the pressure.

19 May 2015

Italy, France, Germany sign European drone project

BRUSSELS - Italy, France and Germany agreed on Monday to develop a European drone program for reconnaissance and surveillance, seeking to inject momentum into a proposal first considered in 2013 to reduce reliance on U.S. and Israeli technology.

World, Germany, Italy 18 May 2015

Nissan CEO says no need to change Renault alliance after French government hikes stake

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan Motor Co Ltd CEO Carlos Ghosn said on Monday there was no need to change the automaker's capital alliance with Renault , after France raised its stake and voting rights in Renault last month.

18 May 2015

French Protestant church allows gay marriage blessing

PARIS - France's United Protestant Church (EPUdF) voted on Sunday to allow pastors to bless same-sex marriages, two years after Paris legalized gay nuptials amid protests backed by the majority Roman Catholic Church.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 17 May 2015

France ready for swift EU reform proposals from Cameron

PARIS - France sees plenty of scope for Britain to meet its demands for EU reform without changing its treaties, and is ready to discuss the question sooner rather than later, the French European affairs minister told Reuters.

World, 15 May 2015