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France's National Front threatens to sue Madonna over swastika imageupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 07:22:00

France's far right-leaning National Front party is threatening to sue after singer Madonna showed a video of party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed on her forehead during a concert in Paris.

Official: 3 Americans die as private jet crashes in Franceupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 14:50:00

Three Americans died when a private jet crashed at a small airport in the south of France, a local official said Friday.

Paris's taxi shortage: It's about jobsupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 14:15:00

The taxi rocked to the pounding sounds of French rap music.

Final Air France crash report says pilots failed to react swiftlyupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 10:41:00

A series of errors by pilots and a failure to react effectively to technical problems led to the crash of Air France Flight 447, France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis said Thursday in its final report on the disaster.

Thriller fans enlist for 'Mission to Paris' updated: Tue Jun 19 2012 10:12:00

Summer 1938, Europe stands on the brink of war, and Paris is a city on the edge. Nazi spies, shadowy assassins, alluring double agents and a Hollywood movie star caught in the middle stalk the back alleys and bustling bistros of the French capital. This is the setting for Alan Furst's "Mission to Paris." The best-selling author has made a career of capturing the classic cloak-and-dagger days leading up to World War II, bringing the era to life like a literary version of "Casablanca."

France reign in Ukraine rainupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 12:20:00

Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine were brought back down to earth after their opening match heroics as France clinched a 2-0 victory in stormy Donetsk.

A wild election weekend for Egypt, France and Greeceupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 12:36:00

It's a very busy year in elections around the world, from revolutionary political shifts in the Middle East to economic woes driving voters to polls across Europe. And that's not even counting the Romney vs. Obama faceoff in the U.S.

Soccer Live: Ukraine vs. France, Sweden vs. Englandupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 11:47:00

Rolling commentary and live pictures from Euro 2012 as France take on Ukraine, followed by England vs.Sweden.

France seeks eurozone stability packageupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 21:47:00

France is pressing the EU to adopt a financial stability package to stem the eurozone crisis, believing negative market reaction to the ?100bn bailout of Spain's banks shows the need for more comprehensive action. Jonathan Wilson: England's set play success forces 1-1 draw with Franceupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 15:22:00

Three thoughts after the 1-1 draw between England and France in Donetsk, Ukraine.

French voters decide whether Hollande's Socialist Party gets majorityupdated: Sun Jun 10 2012 15:04:00

Authorities were tallying results Sunday in France's parliamentary elections, a key vote that could determine whether the country's new president can push through his agenda.

Bahrain envoy to France denies sex assault on former employeeupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 09:59:00

Bahrain's ambassador to France has been accused of sexually assaulting a former employee and is under investigation by prosecutors, authorities in France said Thursday.

France arrests armed ETA suspectsupdated: Mon May 28 2012 03:51:00

Anti-terror police arrested a pair of men suspected of being armed Basque separatists in southern France on Sunday, Spain's Interior Ministry said.

Young Afghan refugees in Franceupdated: Thu May 17 2012 07:52:00

Afghan youngsters sent to France for a better life often end up on the streets, as CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Down and out in Paris: Afghan street kids in the French capitalupdated: Thu May 17 2012 07:52:00

We're at a soup kitchen in a shabby back street in Paris, next to the canal Saint Martin, near the Jaurès metro stop. Hundreds of homeless people are queuing up for some hot food and a coffee. Most of them are from Asia; many from Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

Anger at austerity, immigration feeds far right's rise in Europeupdated: Wed May 09 2012 00:07:00

Two European elections, in France and Greece, have thrust the radical fringe into the spotlight.

No need to panic over European electionsupdated: Tue May 08 2012 07:56:00

Suddenly, Europe is talking about growth and not just austerity.

CNNMoney: Stocks claw back amid Europe uncertaintyupdated: Mon May 07 2012 16:23:00

U.S. stocks recovered Monday afternoon from modest losses earlier in the day, as investors considered the implications of leadership changes in France and Greece.

France gears up for presidential runoff updated: Sat May 05 2012 11:00:00

France votes Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy against Francois Hollande in an election dominated by economy, unemployment and immigration concerns.

France's presidential rivals trade insults in debateupdated: Thu May 03 2012 13:49:00

France's two presidential contenders continued to battle over the country's undecided voters Thursday, after sparring over the economy in their one head-to-head debate ahead of Sunday's runoff vote.

'N**gas in Paris' a winning campaign ad or offensive 'ethnic' marketing?updated: Mon Apr 30 2012 09:13:00

Jay-Z and Kanye West's recent hit "Niggas in Paris" is about them. They rap about being so phenomenally rich, about how they "ball so hard," buy Rolexes and cars, pop gold bottles with models in Paris nightclubs, that the rest of us slobs couldn't fathom their lives.

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France prepares for presidential ballotupdated: Sat Apr 21 2012 11:44:00

France prepared Saturday to vote in presidential elections that see incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy pitted against challengers including Socialist candidate Francois Hollande.

Open Mic: Paris on the U.S. electionupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 05:35:00

People on the streets of Paris were asked "What do you want from the American election for France? "

France serial killer fears grow after 4 shootingsupdated: Sat Apr 07 2012 11:43:00

Investigators in France are hunting for a suspected serial killer after four fatal shootings with the same weapon in a Paris suburb in the past five months.

France welcomes deal to end Mali coup crisisupdated: Sat Apr 07 2012 08:16:00

France on Saturday welcomed an agreement between military coup leaders in Mali and a regional bloc that would return the country to democratic rule, two weeks after a coup plunged it into turmoil.

Isner powers to victory as U.S. draw level with France in Davis Cupupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 18:27:00

The United States are tied 1-1 with France after the first day of the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal at the Monte Carlo Country Club in Roquebrune, France.

France has to be vigilant against Islamists, official saysupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 09:15:00

Islamist groups in France want to avenge the death of a Muslim radical who was killed by police, prompting France to exercise vigilance, the country's interior minister said Friday.

France arrests 10 suspected Islamists in fresh raidsupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 13:28:00

Ten suspected Islamists were arrested in fresh raids across France on Wednesday morning as the country widens a clampdown on suspected extremists after a deadly shooting spree last month, the Interior Ministry said.

Muslim radicals plotted jihad in France, prosecutor allegesupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 12:07:00

Radical Muslims detained in France were preparing for holy war, a French prosecutor said Tuesday as the country widens a clamp down on suspected extremists in the wake of a deadly shooting spree last month.

Europe's blind spot on anti-Semitismupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 09:30:00

What would prompt a 23-year-old man, born and raised in France, to chase a small, terrified Jewish girl into a school courtyard, look her in the eye and shoot her in the head?

Concerns, security heightened at synagogues in wake of France shootingupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 03:17:00

Thousands of miles from a bloody shooting in southern France, Jewish and municipal leaders voiced concerns and vowed to bolster protections for schools, neighborhoods and synagogues while noting they have no indication any fresh, faraway attacks are imminent.

France's extreme right party advancesupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 10:08:00

For the first time since it was founded, France's extreme right party has a new presidential candidate.

Too many immigrants in France, Sarkozy says updated: Wed Mar 07 2012 23:52:00

France has too many foreigners and is not integrating them properly, President Nicolas Sarkozy said in an interview on French television.

Power glitch leaves passengers stuck on Eurostarupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 08:27:00

A power supply problem left passengers stuck on Eurostar trains between Britain and France for several hours on Monday and early Tuesday, the high-speed rail company said.

France overcome deficit to beat Scotlandupdated: Sun Feb 26 2012 12:53:00

Rugby World Cup finalists France made it two wins from two matches in this year's Six Nations tournament, but they were made to battle by a dogged home side before beating Scotland 23-17 at Murrayfield on Sunday.

France: The next euro crisis?updated: Thu Feb 16 2012 13:20:00

With rising unemployment, increasing sovereign debt and credit rating woes, could France be the next euro crisis?

French economy in focus as elections loomupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 13:20:00

France -- a key player in plans to lead the eurozone out of its debt crisis -- is facing economic headwinds of its own. And, as the country's politicians head into a spring election, focus is turning from the bloc's crisis to the country's own finances.

France beat Italy in Six Nations openerupdated: Sat Feb 04 2012 14:49:00

France kicked-off the 2012 Six Nations championship with a resounding 30-12 win over Italy at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday.

Breast implant scandal: What went wrong?updated: Fri Jan 27 2012 10:41:00

The founder of a French company that made breast implants linked to a major health scare has been charged by police investigating the scandal.

France passes Armenian genocide billupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 09:55:00

Ivan Watson reports on the French Senate voting to criminalize public denial of the 'Ottoman Empire's' genocide of Armenians.

Friction over Armenia genocide issueupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 19:30:00

CNN's Ivan Watson explains why the French bill on what it calls Armenian genocide causes such controversy.

French Senate passes Armenian genocide billupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 19:30:00

The French Senate voted late Monday to criminalize any public denial of what new legislation calls the Ottoman Empire's genocide of Armenians, triggering fresh condemnation from modern Turkey.

French prime minister downplays credit downgradeupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 09:52:00

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon insisted Saturday that France is a safe bet for investors, a day after the country's credit rating was downgraded by a ratings agency amid concerns over debt and low growth.

French criminal probe launched into journalist's Syria deathupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 07:01:00

A criminal investigation has been launched in France into the death in Syria of a French journalist, television station France 2 said.

CNNMoney: 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&Pupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 18:35:00

Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria.

France to pay for breast implant removalupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 09:52:00

French government to pay for the removal of potentially defective breast implants if the surgery was for reconstruction.

CNNMoney: Will S&P leave rating cut in France's stocking?updated: Tue Dec 20 2011 13:34:00

The S in S&P stands for Standard. But it might as well be Scrooge if the credit rating agency goes ahead and downgrades the sovereign debt of France and other European nations in the next few days.

CNNMoney: Europe on downgrade watchupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 16:12:00

There's a good chance France and a few other euro area governments will have their credit ratings downgraded in the near future.

5 great European ski chaletsupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 07:46:00

From France to Switzerland, these great European ski chalets pair contemporary design with traditional winter charms.

France admits lapses after breach of nuke reactor securityupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 21:48:00

France's interior minister admitted Monday that lapses in security made it possible for Greenpeace activists to gain entry to a nuclear power plant southeast of Paris.

CNNMoney: A French downgrade could derail eurozone rescueupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 16:40:00

In what would be another blow to Europe's beleaguered rescue fund, there is growing speculation that France will eventually lose its top-tier credit rating.

Why the euro crisis is an American problemupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 14:42:00

The Euro crisis is not just a Greek crisis, or an Italian crisis, or now even a French crisis. Grant Wahl: Three thoughts from USA-Franceupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 17:27:00

Three thoughts after the U.S.' 1-0 loss to France on Friday:

CNNMoney: Europe cracks down on ratings agenciesupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 14:50:00

Standard & Poor's is facing a growing backlash in Europe after the ratings agency erroneously sent a message suggesting France's pristine credit rating had been downgraded. Avi Creditor: U.S. vs. France play-by-play analysisupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 14:15:00

A talented France squad hosts the U.S. at the Stade de Paris on Friday, with coach Laurent Blanc planning to field a younger, more experimental lineup.

All Blacks win second World Cup titleupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 12:09:00

CNN's Alex Thomas reports from an exuberant crowd of All Blacks fans following New Zealand's victory in the Rugby World Cup.

All Blacks edge France to claim Rugby World Cup updated: Sun Oct 23 2011 12:09:00

Hosts New Zealand edged out France 8-7 in a nailbiting finish to the Rugby World Cup final in Auckland Sunday to win the William Webb Ellis trophy for the second time.

French fans' hopes dashedupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 10:46:00

Outside France, nobody gave them a prayer. Les Bleus had coughed and spluttered their way to the Rugby World Cup Final, at which point they were expected to be thrashed buy the red-hot favorites and tournament hosts New Zealand.

Carter wary of 'dangerous' Franceupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 12:33:00

Sidelined superstar Dan Carter has told his New Zealand teammates to "expect the unexpected" ahead of Sunday's Rugby World Cup final against France in Auckland.

CNNMoney: Moody's to France: We're watching youupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 15:45:00

In a carefully worded statement, Moody's Investor Service hinted that the outlook for France's top-tier credit rating could be at risk.

French get back famous painting stolen during World War I updated: Thu Oct 13 2011 20:59:00

A famous French painting stolen during World War I by the German Army was returned to the government of France by U.S. officials on Thursday. The 1876 Jules Breton work is called "A Fisherman's Daughter/Mender of Nets" or to the people of France it's "Une Fille de Pecheur/Raccommodeuses de Filets." Carla Bruni-Sarkozy: France Is Not Interested in My Babyupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 14:16:00

"It's great news for me, but it's also something very banal," the French first lady says of being pregnant

All Blacks overcome bogey team France to reach Rugby World Cup quarterfinalsupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 11:49:00

Four years ago a shock defeat by France sent a rugby-mad nation into mourning, but New Zealand's All Blacks erased some of that hurt with a comprehensive 37-17 vanquishing of their longtime bogey team on Saturday. Natalie Portman Gives Her Son a Tour of Parisupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 18:09:00

• Natalie Portman and her French fiancé Benjamin Millepied took baby Aleph out for some sightseeing around Paris. The actress and her son shopped along Avenue Montaigne before joining Millepied for lunch with friends at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Market Restaurant.

Explosion at French nuclear site kills 1updated: Mon Sep 12 2011 13:22:00

A furnace exploded Monday at a nuclear site in France, killing one person and injuring four, a spokeswoman for French energy company EDF told CNN.

Explosion at French nuclear facilityupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 13:22:00

An oven exploded at a French nuclear site, killing one person and injuring four, according to French energy company EDF.

CNNMoney: European regulators ban short sellingupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 08:08:00

Regulators imposed a temporary short-selling ban in four European nations, effective Friday, in order to tame the wild market volatility that has taken markets throughout the world on a roller coaster ride.

CNNMoney: Sacre bleu! Market has downgraded Franceupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 21:03:00

Standard and Poor's only downgraded the credit rating of the United States on Friday. But the financial markets have picked up where S&P left off and essentially decided to downgrade much of Europe too.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to fall again on France woesupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 08:49:00

Buckle up. U.S. markets are likely headed for another roller coaster ride Thursday, as investors weigh positive news at home against growing concerns about fiscal problems in Europe.

CNNMoney: No rest for investors: Dow plunges 520updated: Wed Aug 10 2011 17:52:00

After a one-day respite, U.S. stocks plunged sharply yet again Wednesday as investors were confronted with mounting fears about Europe's ongoing debt crisis, this time in France.

Holders Spain in same group as France in World Cup drawupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 23:40:00

Reigning champions Spain will face 1998 winners France in the same qualifying group, as the draw for the 2014 World Cup was made in Rio de Janeiro Saturday.

Two views on France's 'burqa ban'updated: Wed Jul 27 2011 09:08:00

Should France ban the wearing of veils covering women from head to toe?

U.S. beats France and will play Japan in Women's World Cup finalupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 04:31:00

Two goals in three minutes from Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan put the United States into the final of the Women's World Cup with a 3-1 victory over France Wednesday. Georgina Turner: U.S. vs. France play-by-play analysisupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 13:50:00

The thrill of Sunday's comeback against Brazil has barely died down; fans have watched and re-watched the clip of that 123rd minute equalizing goal so many times that you could blindfold them and roll them down a hill in a barrel and they would still be able to show you the precise trajectory of the ball from Megan Rapinoe's boot to Abby Wambach's head with a swish of their arm. It'll go down in women's soccer history, but now the U.S. has to move on and deal with France -- a semifinal debutante but arguably one of the most consistent and dangerous performers in Germany.

Diplomat: Russia, France spar over weapons drops in Libyaupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 05:53:00

In a contentious closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday, Russia criticized France's decision to airlift weapons to rebel forces in Libya, according to a Western diplomat present during the discussions.

France E.coli infection kills woman in Bordeauxupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 08:33:00

A 78-year-old woman has died in France after being treated for an E.coli infection in the south-western city of Bordeaux, regional health officials say.

Libya rebels claim talks with France over weapons supplyupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 11:36:00

The French government is in talks with Libyan rebels about supplying them with weapons and ammunition, a Libyan opposition military spokesman in Misrata said late Thursday. Ben Lyttleton: Ivory Coast international Gervinho will flourish in the Premier Leagueupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 09:34:00

For a player on the verge of a proposed €13 million ($18.4M) move to Arsenal, the 24-year-old Gervinho certainly splits opinion and not just among the London club's fans, who would rather see his Lille teammate Eden Hazard join.

E. coli strain behind German deaths apparently resurfaces in Franceupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 16:10:00

The strain of E. coli blamed for 46 deaths in Germany appears to have resurfaced in France, the French Ministry of Health said.

Apocalypse prediction could spark mass suicide, French agency warnsupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 13:03:00

The specter of a mass suicide tied to the widely predicted end of the world in December 2012 has prompted a warning from a government official in France, where people are already gathering at a place believers predict may provide the only escape from the apocalypse.

France faces fines over improper care of endangered hamstersupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 05:29:00

France is facing fines and penalties after Europe's highest court found the government has failed to do enough to protect its hamsters.

France 24 files complaint over its own Syria storyupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 21:55:00

A French television network said Thursday it has filed a complaint with the Paris public prosecutor alleging identity theft and impersonation related to an interview it broadcast Tuesday with a woman the network identified as Ambassador Lamia Shakkour, Syria's ambassador to France.

Syrian ambassador to France denies having resignedupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 06:32:00

Syria's ambassador to France, Lamia Shakkour, denied Tuesday that she has resigned her post, declaring late in the day that she would remain in her job until President Bashar al-Assad no longer wants her to remain in it.

French TV, radio programs slapped with social media restrictionupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 19:42:00

A decree from the early 1990s, reimplemented by French regulators, is putting an end to French television and radio announcers naming social networking sites on air except for news purposes.

Scandals put a spotlight on France's hidden sexism, privacy lawsupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 14:42:00

Fresh political sex scandals, following closely on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair, have France gripped by a debate on the nation's hidden culture of sexism and how its tough privacy laws, which prevent journalists from exposing sexual misbehavior, help perpetuate it.

2009: Plane's final momentsupdated: Tue May 31 2011 07:54:00

From July 2009: The Air France plane that crashed with 228 people aboard "went straight down," an investigator said.

One child dead, seven critically wounded in police van mishapupdated: Mon May 30 2011 13:48:00

A police officer in central France lost control of his van in a roundabout and struck a group of children Monday afternoon, fatally injuring one, according to a prosecutor.

Opposition: 8 dead in Syrian violenceupdated: Mon May 30 2011 10:53:00

Eight people, including two children, were killed Sunday when Syrian government forces, in tanks and armored personnel carriers, entered several towns in the Homs province in an attempt to quash protests, according to human rights activists.

In France, expect beaucoup de vacationupdated: Wed May 25 2011 11:30:00

When I was a little boy, my family would take a couple of months -- yes, months -- off each summer to go on a long, leisurely vacation. All my friends' families did, everyone did.

Social media making mockery of privacy lawsupdated: Tue May 24 2011 11:05:00

The philandering celebrity has often had one failsafe option if caught out by tabloid snoopers: call the lawyers, go to court and hope those salacious details keep out of the public eye.

Why French media is soul searching after 'l'affaire Strauss-Kahn'updated: Thu May 19 2011 10:32:00

The French have always prided themselves on their maturity in matters of love and sex. For them, gossip is not news.

France selected to host 2018 Ryder Cupupdated: Tue May 17 2011 11:58:00

France will host golf's Ryder Cup for the first time in 2018, it was announced Tuesday.

7 Islamist suspects arrested in France, police sayupdated: Tue May 10 2011 10:30:00

Police in and around Paris arrested seven suspected Islamists, national police told CNN Tuesday. Ben Lyttleton: Laurent Blanc embroiled in France race rowupdated: Sun May 08 2011 11:40:00

Laurent Blanc has spent his first nine months in charge of the France team painstakingly repairing the damage of the 2010 World Cup: both to the image of the team, which became a global laughingstock after going on strike in South Africa; and its players, unhappy and underperforming with then-coach Raymond Domenech in charge.

CNNMoney: Airline fees: The $500 surpriseupdated: Mon May 02 2011 09:33:00

Thinking of spending a weekend in Paris this spring? Think again.

Bodies found buried at missing family's home in France; father soughtupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 12:54:00

French police are looking for a man Friday after bodies thought to be those of his wife and four children were discovered under the terrace of their family home in western France.

Migrant train delay causes European diplomatic riftupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 15:54:00

The Italian and French governments were both trying to defuse an escalating diplomatic row Monday after France refused entry to a train carrying North African migrants from Italy.

Gadhafi accused of using illegal weaponsupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 15:54:00

CNN's Don Lemon speaks with Gen. Honoré about reports that Gadhafi's forces are using illegal weapons against civilians.

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