France

France's FN under fire from within over its anti-euro stance

PARIS Criticism of the anti-euro stance of France's National Front is growing among party officials, who fear the position is a key reason the party is failing to turn growing popularity into election victories.

EU sanctions on Russia at risk without Ukraine reforms: Denmark

AMSTERDAM Ukraine must uphold its part of a peace deal with Russia by modernizing the country or risk a collapse of support for EU sanctions against Moscow, Denmark's foreign minister said on Friday.

World, Russia, Germany 05 Feb 2016

Exclusive: Top airlines offer to re-assign crew from Zika-hit routes

NEW YORK Major U.S. airlines United , Delta and American and Europe's Lufthansa and Air France are offering to re-assign certain flight crew concerned about contracting the Zika virus from routes to affected countries.

Lab criticized as slow to act in fatal French drug trial

PARIS An initial inquiry into a clinical drug trial that left one person dead and five others hospitalized in France last month found that the laboratory conducting the tests was slow to react when the first patient fell ill.

Health, 04 Feb 2016

Small country, big Universe - Luxembourg aims for space business

BRUSSELS Luxembourg, the tiny European Union state nestled between France, Germany and Belgium, has a big new goal - it wants to be a center for space mining.

Science, Germany 03 Feb 2016

France and Belgium tighten security cooperation post attacks

BRUSSELS France and Belgium vowed on Monday to intensify cooperation in the fight against Islamist radicals, including a more rapid exchange of information on potential militants and efforts to prevent forgery of documents.

World, 01 Feb 2016

Italy drops objections to EU migration fund to Turkey

ROME/BRUSSELS Italy will contribute to a 3 billion euro European Union fund to help Turkey tackle the European migration crisis, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday, dropping objections blocking implementation of the plan.

Oxfam report says some states in Syrian war fail to help victims

BEIRUT A report by international charity Oxfam on Monday showed some of the countries most deeply involved in Syria's civil war, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and France, are among the least generous in helping its victims.

Russia, World, Saudi Arabia, Syria 31 Jan 2016

Israel would consider invitation to peace talks with Palestinians: spokesman

JERUSALEM Israel would consider a French invitation to peace talks with the Palestinians, but believes France has made a mistake by saying it will recognize a Palestinian state if the talks fail, an Israeli government official said on Saturday.

World, United Nations, Israel 30 Jan 2016

French protesters call for end to state of emergency

PARIS Several thousand people marched in French cities on Saturday to protest against a state of emergency introduced after November's attacks in Paris and a proposed nationality-stripping law that led France's justice minister to quit this week.

World, 30 Jan 2016