CNN's Jim Bittermann reports French President Hollande is looking to solidify his Socialist Party's majority.
Francois Hollande is sworn is as new president of France. Richard Quest reports.
New French President Francois Hollande has chosen mostly moderates for his Cabinet, indicating an effort to build a broad coalition in the country.
As Jim Bittermann reports, French President-elect Francois Hollande faces a flurry of meetings and summits.
In a combative televised debate, President Nicolas Sarkozy and challenger Francois Hollande focused on the economy.
A French journalist reporting alongside soldiers is missing in Colombia after a leftist rebel group attacked their unit, killing four people and injuring six, officials said Sunday.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria takes a look at the candidates in this year's French elections, their platforms and the big issues.
France's presidential hopefuls make last-minute pitches a week before first balloting. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
CNN's Jim Bittermann profiles the third man in the French presidential election, far left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon
French voters are always good for a surprise, and the French presidential election will not be over before the run-off election on May 6. But the winner -- likely to be either Nicolas Sarkozy or Francois Hollande -- will need to immediately turn their attention to economic issues. The eurozone's problems will be top priority.
An Agnes Poirier op-ed links the Toulouse shootings with French policies.
Re-election to the Elysée Palace was looking like mission impossible for President Nicolas Sarkozy: Trailing far behind the socialist candidate François Hollande in the polls for months, Sarkozy had only just recently narrowed his rival's lead, but only at the price of a pugnacious and robust few weeks of campaigning, exploiting the extreme right's favorite themes, immigration and halal meat.
A new French law making it a crime to publicly deny the Ottoman Empire's genocide of Armenians a century ago was ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by France's Constitutional Council.
French lawmakers have asked the country's constitutional council to examine a new law that punishes the denial of genocide with fines and prison time.
Turkey is reacting angrily Tuesday to the French Senate's approval of a law criminalizing the denial of genocide, including that of the Armenians at the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Ivan Watson reports on the French Senate voting to criminalize public denial of the 'Ottoman Empire's' genocide of Armenians.
Turkey's fraught relationship with France is set to erode further after the French Senate passed controversial legislation criminalizing any public denial of what the bill calls the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 -- a description Turkey has rejected.
CNN's Ivan Watson explains why the French bill on what it calls Armenian genocide causes such controversy.
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.
Turkey is fuming over French legislation that would criminalize any public denial of what the bill calls the Armenian genocide last century in Ottoman Turkey.
The former U.S. ambassador to Turkey responds to a French bill that makes it illegal to deny the Armenian "genocide."
New Zealand and France prepare for the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday in Auckland. CNN's Alex Thomas reports.
CNN's Becky Anderson explains the Euro bailout fund and who pays what by using mugs of beer.
Europe's top banking regulator has started to re-examine the strength of the region's banks, modelling a big writedown of all peripheral eurozone sovereign debt.
The Socialist Party was celebrating its victory Monday and looking forward to a stronger position going into the upcoming presidential elections after taking control of the French Senate for the first time since the Fifth Republic was founded in 1958.
Syrian security forces fired on anti-government protesters in several southern towns Friday, killing at least eight people, organizers said.
France's foreign minister resigns amid criticism over the country's response to North African unrest.
France's president shuffled his cabinet, keeping his prime minister but replacing others. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy reappointed Francois Fillon as prime minister on Sunday, but named new defense and foreign ministers in a cabinet reshuffle ahead of the 2012 presidential election.
The leaders of Britain and France signed a groundbreaking treaty on defense cooperation Tuesday that would combine many elements of their militaries, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced.
The French government will not be swayed by a threatening message apparently recorded by Osama Bin Laden, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday.
Millions of public and private sector workers, students and other French citizens have taken to the streets in cities across France.
The plane crash in Pakistan Wednesday was at least the eighth major deadly airline crash since January 2009.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy defends his labor minister from allegations of illegal campaign contributions.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan are threatening to kill two kidnapped French journalists unless their demands are met, including the release of some detainees held by France.
A French police officer has died in a shootout with suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA near Paris, the Spanish Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
France is passionate about spreading its language and culture around the world. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
CNN's Jim Bitterman interviews French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde.
French finance minister Christine Lagarde said Wednesday the euro has made the 16 European countries that use it "stronger" and reinforced the level of trade among them.
Bindi Dupouy, an Australian living in Paris, and her French husband, just had their first child, a son born in the country.
I wear the burqa for the simple reason that I am a Muslim and the Koran says that I must wear the full veil in order to be modest.
France has denied citizenship to a man because he allegedly forced his wife to wear a full Islamic veil, the French immigration minister said in a statement Wednesday.
French lawmakers Tuesday recommended a partial ban on any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women.
French lawmakers could recommend Tuesday that the fiercely secular country ban the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women.
Two French journalists and an Afghan translator have been kidnapped by "enemies of the government" in Afghanistan, a military official said Thursday.
The French are markedly more pessimistic about their prospects for the coming decade than their counterparts in Europe or the US, fearing they will have progressively lower living standards and get less state help, according to a new opinion poll.
President Nicolas Sarkozy is to follow Britain's lead and impose a one-off tax on bonus pay-outs by banks operating in France.
Banks in France, including non-French ones, will no longer be allowed to offer guaranteed bonuses to traders and other staff under new rules announced Nov. 5. The only exception is for signing bonuses for new employees, and they are limited to a maximum of one year.
French authorities on Tuesday dismantled a makeshift camp dubbed "the Jungle," which housed illegal migrants fleeing dangerous homelands to seek a more prosperous life in Europe.
French police move in on Afghan migrant camp. CNN's Phil Black explains.
An unexpected rebound in French and German growth helped push the eurozone to the brink of economic recovery in the second quarter, delivering a further signal that the worst of the global crisis may be coming to an end in Europe.
Debris from Air France 447, which crashed en route from Brazil to France last month, killing 228 people, has arrived in France, the French air accident investigation agency BEA said Wednesday.
The French government says it is "determined" to free a French woman being held by Iranian officials, who accused her of being a spy after she took pictures at recent protests.
CNN's Ed Henry sits down with President Obama in Moscow to discuss his visit to the Kremlin.
The 13-year-old girl who survived for hours in the Indian Ocean clinging to the debris of a downed plane arrived home in France on Thursday where she was reunited with her father.
Rescue workers have located the downed Yemenia Airways plane's distress signals, but not its flight data recorders, France's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
CNN's Paula Newton explains why the wearing of burkas in France is such a hot-button issue.
Al Qaeda threatened to "take revenge" on France "by every means and wherever we can reach them" because of a debate in France over whether the burqa, a traditional Islamic woman's covering, violates French law, according to a statement posted on radical Islamist Web sites.
The French National Assembly announced Tuesday the creation of an inquiry into whether women in France should be allowed to wear the burka, one day after President Nicolas Sarkozy controversially told lawmakers that the traditional Muslim garment was "not welcome" in France.
Some 90,000 Iranians gathered north of Paris, in solidarity with their countrymen amid the uprising in Tehran.
CNN's Rick Vincent reports on the somber ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
World leaders gave thanks Saturday to military veterans for their efforts in the D-Day landings of 65 years ago at a ceremony in northwest France, warning that their legacy must not be forgotten as the world faces renewed threats of tyranny.
France established Tuesday its first strategic foothold in the Gulf, when President Nicolas Sarkozy opened a French military base in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
Illegal immigrants try to get to England from their tent camp called the 'jungle' in France. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
Traditional May Day celebrations to recognize the achievements of organized labor turned violent in some cities Friday, as workers decried government efforts to deal with the economic downturn.
The suspected leader of the Basque separatist group, ETA, and two alleged accomplices were arrested over the weekend in France.
France will ban bonuses and stock options for executives whose companies get government bailout money, the president's chief of staff said Thursday.
U.S. President Barack Obama will visit France in June for the 65th anniversary of D-Day, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's chief of staff said Thursday.
More than 1 million workers demonstrated in France to pressure the government to do more to combat the economic downturn, French authorities told CNN.
Opposition lawmakers Tuesday ridiculed President Nicolas Sarkozy for taking France back into NATO's military command after more than 40 years, but were unable to stop the move when it came to a vote.
President Nicolas Sarkozy of France will put his government on the line over his decision to bring the country back into NATO's integrated military command, more than 40 years after it walked out.
Fantastique France continues to make its heritage and culture easier for travelers to appreciate. Being up-to-date on changes for 2009 will help your visit go smoothly.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy made a surprise visit to Baghdad Tuesday on a trip seen as aimed at raising his country's stake in Iraqi reconstruction and easing frictions with Washington over the U.S.-led invasion of 2003.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon unveiled further details Monday of a 26 billion-euro ($33 billion) business stimulus package which his government hopes can stall falling growth and prevent the country joining other major European economies in recession.
Dynamite is discovered at an upscale department store in Paris. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
They pushed and plotted, elbowed and jabbed -- and then voted and voted. After months of maneuvering and debates, and weeks of party polling, the opposition Socialist Party in France finally came up with a party leader.
The handful of surviving World War I veterans were celebrated Tuesday as part of 90th anniversary commemorations of the conflict that was meant to "end all wars."
A handful of soccer fans booing La Marseillaise sends the political class into a lather. That, of course, is exactly what the boo-boys hoped to do
Any football match in France before which the country's national anthem is booed will now be "immediately stopped", French Sports Minister Roslyne Bachelot said Wednesday after meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The dollar was mixed Friday after the House approved a massive intervention in the nation's financial system.
France on Wednesday said accusations by Rwanda that French politicians and military officials helped prepare and carry out the 1994 Rwandan genocide are "unacceptable."
A former Red Brigades terrorist is freed by France. Let the recriminations begin
Anti-bullfighting activists in France are trying to ban a 10-year-old boy from taking part in the bloody sport
Angered by cheaper foreign imports and plummeting wine prices, financially strapped grape growers are resorting to "terroir-ism" to extract financial assistance from the state
The French President's recent guest list of world leaders hasn't done a lot for his approval ratings. The American President's last visit probably won't either
Dramatic video released by the French defense ministry this week shows French helicopters pursuing Somali pirates through the desert as they tried to escape following a weeklong hijacking.
At the polls in Paris, French President Nicolas Sarkozy casts his vote in France's local elections.
Carla Bruni is the new first lady of France, PEOPLE has confirmed.
France's President isn't afraid to let his extravagant private life take attention from his political problems
France's President is expected to finalize a series of big business deals on his visit -- but he'll hope to quell rising tensions between the former colonial possession too
French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived Tuesday in Washington ahead of a planned address to Congress, the first by a French leader in 11 years.
A man suspected of murdering a doctor in Chicago, Illinois, is trying to skirt the U.S. justice system by fleeing to the French island territory of St. Martin, according to prosecutors.
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner's declaration that France had to prepare for the possibility of war against Iran over its nuclear program was not conventional diplomatic behavior. But then Kouchner was never expected to be a soft-soaper on the diplomatic scene.
U.S., French leaders meet
France was Monday looking ahead to a new political era after conservative Nicolas Sarkozy took a decisive victory in presidential elections that he claimed as a five year mandate for change.
Francois Bayrou, the man who came in third, turned down the chance to be kingmaker but preserved his political independence when he refused to endorse the two remaining candidates for the French presidency.
Right-wing candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Segolene Royal began campaigning for France's political middle ground Monday after taking the top two spots in the first round of the presidential election.
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