- Germany's Merkel at center stage as EU faces Brexit fallout Updated: Jun-26-16 6:58 am
BERLIN - Britain's decision to leave the European Union puts German Chancellor Angela Merkel at center stage as the bloc seeks to preserve its unity and win back skeptical voters across the continent.
- Paris labor protest takes place without violence; govt firm Updated: Jun-23-16 2:57 pm
PARIS - Tens of thousands of workers marched peacefully Thursday in Paris to protest the government's planned labor reforms, joining a demonstration that authorities had considered banning due to fears of violence.
- France looks to fan nuke deal momentum with Iran's minister Updated: Jun-22-16 4:13 pm
PARIS - France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that his country will work toward guaranteeing Iran's return to the international community despite major differences over Syria.
- EU agrees in principle to prolong Russia sanctions Updated: Jun-21-16 1:27 pm
BRUSSELS - European Union nations have agreed in principle to extend sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the peace agreement in Ukraine.
- French president floats slow lifting of Russia sanctions Updated: Jun-21-16 8:35 am
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande says European Union sanctions against Russia could be gradually lifted but only if further progress is made on a peace deal for Ukraine.
- Mainland EU wants Britain to stay - but not at any cost Updated: Jun-17-16 7:53 am
THIEPVAL, France - Side by side, row by row, French and British graves pay tribute to two nations standing united a century ago in one of the defining battles of World War I.
- British Labour lawmaker dies after shooting attack Updated: Jun-16-16 5:39 pm
LONDON - A lawmaker who campaigned for Britain to stay in the European Union was killed Thursday by a gun- and knife-wielding attacker in her small-town constituency, a tragedy that brought the country's fierce, divisive referendum campaign to a shocked standstill.
- Late goals from Griezmann and Payet rescue France Updated: Jun-15-16 7:36 pm
MARSEILLE, France - Dimitri Payet scored yet another impressive goal as France left it late once again, overcoming a spirited Albania 2-0 to become the first team to advance to the knockout stages of the European Championship on Wednesday.
- French premier: Children's hospital violence 'intolerable' Updated: Jun-15-16 3:30 pm
PARIS - Hundreds of troublemakers on the fringe of a labor demonstration damaged nearly two dozen shops, eight banks, up to eight bus stops, a nursery school and a government ministry, the Paris police chief said Wednesday after tabulating the results of violence a day earlier.
- The Latest: Facebook working with French authorities Updated: Jun-14-16 1:32 pm
PARIS - The Latest on the death of two police officers in an apparent extremist attack in France (all times local):
- Across the world, shock and condemnation at Orlando massacre Updated: Jun-13-16 3:43 pm
From across the world, officials and public figures are expressing condemnation and shock over the Florida mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub on Sunday, when police say a gunman wielding an assault-type rifle opened fire, killing at least 49 people and wounding dozens.
- Defiance, joy among fans as French make winning Euros start Updated: Jun-10-16 6:54 pm
SAINT-DENIS, France - Protected by an unprecedented security operation, the European Championship opened Friday with a reassuringly peaceful showpiece at the Stade de France and the French victory the hosts sought after an anxious build-up to a month of soccer festivities.
- EU businesses anxious to end Russia sanctions Updated: Jun-08-16 4:00 pm
MOSCOW - In a sign of the growing frustration amid companies across Europe to get back to business as usual, the French Senate overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to urge the government to lift economic sanctions on Russia.
- Nations struggle to craft new Mideast peace strategy Updated: Jun-03-16 3:02 pm
PARIS - Nations struggled Friday to craft a viable new strategy for Mideast peace, failing to agree on a French proposal for an international conference that would bring together Israel and the Palestinians. Diplomats nevertheless vowed to reinvigorate a peace process that has been all but dead for two years.
- Swiss inaugurate $12 billion rail tunnel, world's longest Updated: Jun-01-16 5:20 pm
GENEVA - Just like Hannibal in ancient times, Swiss engineers have conquered the Alps.
- Strikes test relevance of France's leading militant union Updated: May-31-16 9:55 am
NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRAVENCHON, France - Outside Gate A of the ExxonMobil oil refinery, the strike was fizzling.
- German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun Updated: May-29-16 12:45 pm
VERDUN, France - In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked 100 years since the Battle of Verdun, determined to show that, despite the bloodbath of World War I, their countries' improbable friendship is now a source of hope for today's fractured Europe.
- The Latest: Hollande in World War I speech: Protect Europe Updated: May-29-16 11:54 am
VERDUN, France - The Latest on the ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Verdun in World War I (all times local):