Hold U.S. envoy Power defends Ebola guidelines, warns on Guinea


NEW YORK - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning from three Ebola-stricken West African countries while urging greater coordination to contain the outbreak in Guinea. | Video

BNP shakes off impact of U.S. fine, returns to profit

PARIS - BNP Paribas , France's largest bank, returned to net profit in the third quarter and rebounded from a costly U.S. legal settlement to publish what it called a "rock solid" balance sheet, sending its shares up over 4 percent. | Video

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Danone bolsters China presence with $550 million baby milk deal

SHANGHAI/PARIS - France's Danone , battling local rivals for a larger share of China's booming baby milk market, has invested $550 million in formula maker Yashili International Holdings, further reducing its dependence on slow growth Europe.

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Burkina army imposes interim government after crowd burns parliament

OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government on Thursday after violent protests against President Blaise Compaore, but it was not immediately clear who was in charge. | Video

World, 30 Oct 2014

Frances McDormand's face does the talking in 'Olive Kitteridge'

LOS ANGELES - Frances McDormand's "rubber face" - ruddy, wind-burned, creased and contorted - says as much as the dialogue in "Olive Kitteridge," HBO's miniseries about a New England family and its caustic matriarch.

Entertainment, 30 Oct 2014

French government cancels ecotax contract with Atlantia-led group

PARIS/MILAN - France will cancel a multi-million-euro contract with a consortium led by Italy's Atlantia after scrapping the "ecotax" road toll the consortium was to collect, a junior minister said on Thursday.

Deals, Italy 30 Oct 2014

France calls for end to violence in Burkina Faso

PARIS - France called for calm in Burkina Faso on Thursday after thousands of people stormed the parliament building and state television offices in reaction to a project to remove current limits on presidential terms.

World, 30 Oct 2014

Undercover French politicians sample 'real life' for TV show

PARIS - Eight French politicians will disguise themselves as citizens struggling with real-world problems in a TV show aimed at narrowing the gap between France's often remote political elite and the public they are elected to serve.

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

PARIS - France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF , its interior minister said on Thursday.

World, Nuclear Power 30 Oct 2014

French soldier killed in clash with Islamist militants in Mali

PARIS - France said on Wednesday a French soldier was killed during a fierce clash between its forces and Islamist militants in northern Mali earlier in the day.

World, United Nations, Africa, Mali, 29 Oct 2014