PARIS Murtaza Khademi left his home in Afghanistan and smuggled himself into France because he thought he would be safe, but this week he encountered a different side of Europe: a police operation in which, he says, he was beaten with a truncheon. | Video
PARIS France's Institut Pasteur will keep its three COVID-19 vaccine projects running despite recent reports of high efficacy rates in two experimental shots by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, its science chief said.
PARIS Toy store owner Marie Boudier is grateful November has been unusually mild in Paris this year - she's trying to survive France's second coronavirus lockdown by selling Lego sets and colouring books through her open front door.
PARIS French tenor Stephane Senechal has been subsisting on pasta and potatoes since the coronavirus pandemic forced opera houses to close and work dried up, but he has at least made a name for himself by performing - for free - from his Paris window. | Video
PARIS In June, Mwazulu Diyabanza stood in a Paris museum next to a 19th century funerary post from central Africa, and berated France for taking it and tens of thousands of other art works from its former colonies. | Video
MARSEILLE, France David Fleyrat had almost cleared his Marseille hospital's intensive care ward of COVID-19 patients during the summer lull in new cases. Now the private unit is filling fast again and Fleyrat can barely conceal his frustration. | Video
Beirut/Fort Bregancon In Beirut ist es am Sonntag den zweiten Abend in Folge zu Zusammenstößen zwischen der Polizei und Demonstranten gekommen.
FORT BREGANCON, France An emergency donor conference on Sunday for blast-stricken Lebanon raised pledges worth nearly 253 million euros ($298 million) for immediate humanitarian relief, the French presidency said. | Video
LILLE, France French Prime Minister Jean Castex urged people not to let down their guard in the fight against COVID-19 on Monday, the day one of France's biggest cities ordered people to wear masks outdoors in busy pedestrian streets.