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The Hollande-Sarkozy re-match France doesn't want

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PARIS - Nicolas Sarkozy vs Francois Hollande: the re-match. With both having tightened their grips on their parties in recent days, a 2017 repeat of France's 2012 presidential election now looks like the most likely scenario.

European, IMF leaders agree to work intensely in Greek debt talks

BERLIN/BRUSSELS - The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditor institutions agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" in the coming days as they try to clinch a deal in debt negotiations with Athens.

Germany, Greece 01 Jun 2015

European, IMF leaders agree to work intensely in Greek debt talks

BERLIN/BRUSSELS - The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditor institutions agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" in the coming days as they try to clinch a deal in debt negotiations with Athens.

Greece, Germany 01 Jun 2015

Exclusive: Air France faces new safety probe after freighter scare

PARIS - Air France faces its second safety investigation in as many weeks after pilots were forced to recover in mid-takeoff after entering the wrong data into the computer of a cargo jet, airline and safety officials said.

France suggests world leaders at start, not end, of climate summit

OSLO - France suggested on Monday that world leaders should attend only the start of a summit on climate change in Paris in six months, hoping to avoid a repeat of the last failed attempt in 2009 when they came at the end and left empty-handed.

France says Yemen hostage video is genuine

PARIS - France authenticated on Monday a video that shows a Frenchwoman

World, United Nations, Yemen, 01 Jun 2015

Qatar sues French far-right official for attacks comment

PARIS - Qatar said on Monday it was suing a senior member of France's far-right National Front who accused it of funding Islamist extremism in the days after January's deadly attacks in France on a satirical magazine and Jewish foodstore.

World, 01 Jun 2015

France, Germany raise concerns over EU migrant redistribution plan

BRUSSELS - France and Germany raised concerns on Monday over a European Commission plan to redistribute migrants reaching Italy and Greece, saying it must take better account of efforts they have already taken to help asylum-seekers.

World, Germany, Italy, Greece 01 Jun 2015

French far-right leader says Egypt visit failed to change immigration view

CAIRO - The leader of France's far right National Front party said on Sunday that a visit to Egypt to meet with the country's religious and political leaders had no effect on her views on Arab and Muslim immigration to France.

World, Egypt 31 May 2015

Kerry breaks leg in cycling accident in Alps, plans to return home Monday

GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right leg in an accident while cycling a portion of the Tour de France route near Scionzier, France, on Sunday and will remain in a Geneva hospital overnight for observation, his spokesman said. | Video

U.S., 31 May 2015