BAYONNE, France In the Basque Country town of Bayonne, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, French police are struggling to stem a growing flow of migrants crossing the snow-capped mountains that straddle the border between France and Spain.
BORDEAUX, France Ford will end production at its Blanquefort plant in France by late August next year after rejecting a rescue deal for the factory, in a move which drew the ire of France's finance minister due to the risk of large-scale job losses.
CAMBO-LES-BAINS, France Mediators called on Friday for talks to address remaining issues linked to the dissolution of separatist group ETA, including the status of prisoners, but Spain said it would not relent on jail conditions for convicted former militants.
BORDEAUX Sharp spring frosts are damaging production in some of France's most famous winemaking regions, including Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, posing a threat to growers' incomes.
Bayonne/Madrid Nach mehr als vier Jahrzehnten scheint das Ende des bewaffneten Kampfes der ETA für einen Baskenstaat in Frankreich und Spanien gekommen zu sein.
BAYONNE, France/MADRID Basque militant group ETA effectively ended an armed separatist campaign after almost half a century on Saturday, leading French authorities to the sites where it says its caches of weapons, explosives and ammunition are hidden. | Video
PARIS/BORDEAUX Francois Fillon fought off a rebellion that had threatened to end his candidacy for the French presidency on Monday as party leaders swung behind the center-right former prime minister despite allegations that he had misused public funds. | Video
Paris/Bordeaux Sieben Wochen vor der Präsidentenwahl in Frankreich erhöhen die Konservativen den Druck auf ihren angeschlagenen Kandidaten Francois Fillon.
(This version of the story has been refiled to change first two paragraphs after farm minister corrects scope of the culling measure)
AUDENGE, France French hospitals have long been using leeches to prevent blood clots after surgery and their use looks set to expand as scientists say the animal could in future be used to treat problems including rheumatism and osteoarthritis.