- Jane Birkin asks Hermes to take her name off croc handbag Updated: Jul-29-15 12:55 pm
PARIS - British singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag, after being contacted by animal rights group PETA over "cruel" slaughtering practices.
- Iran, France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal Updated: Jul-29-15 10:33 am
TEHRAN, Iran - France sought Wednesday to relaunch diplomatic ties with Iran in the hope of boosting business in the country, following a key nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers reached earlier this month.
- Tejay van Garderen to compete at Spanish Vuelta Updated: Jul-29-15 10:12 am
PARIS - Tejay van Garderen will ride in the Spanish Vuelta next month after abandoning at the Tour de France because of illness.
- Calais migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach England Updated: Jul-29-15 10:07 am
CALAIS, France - Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed to death by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city.
- EU checking if Disneyland Paris charges unfair prices Updated: Jul-29-15 8:07 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union is looking into complaints that Disneyland Paris is unfairly charging different prices for consumers depending on what nation the request comes from.
- Abou Diaby joins Marseille on free transfer Updated: Jul-29-15 6:33 am
MARSEILLE, France - Hoping to revive his injury-hit career, former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby joined Marseille on a free transfer on Wednesday.
- Energy company Total profit slips in 2nd quarter Updated: Jul-29-15 3:22 am
PARIS - French energy giant Total SA says its net profit slid 4 percent in the second quarter as higher production helped offset a steep drop in the price of oil.
- French archaeology students find 560,000-year-old tooth Updated: Jul-28-15 12:16 pm
PARIS - Two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a famous prehistoric cave in southwestern France, a discovery praised by archaeologists as the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country and being rare from that period in Europe.
- French farmers protest taps into freewheeling tradition Updated: Jul-28-15 11:12 am
PARIS - Over the past week, French farmers have used tractors to block the border with Germany and chucked foreign vegetables off trucks in protest of cheap imports. French leaders did not call in the police - they gave the farmers their support.
- AP Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president Updated: Jul-28-15 10:51 am
GENEVA - Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week.
- French farmers turn back trucks with foreign meat, cheese Updated: Jul-27-15 1:49 pm
PARIS - French farmers angry over low prices turned back hundreds of trucks at the German border on Monday, looking for cargos of foreign meat and milk products.
- Swiss army makes incursion into France for water for cattle Updated: Jul-27-15 10:31 am
PARIS - Swiss army helicopters have crossed the Franco-Swiss border in an unexpected incursion - to help thirsty Swiss cows.
- 2 surrender, 1 hurt in barricade crash at Tour de France Updated: Jul-27-15 9:23 am
PARIS - A police official says two people have surrendered in the search for the driver of a car that tried to crash barricades near the Tour de France finish line.
- Binge-buying French telecoms mogul teams with media group Updated: Jul-27-15 6:16 am
PARIS - Two of France's top executives are teaming up in a joint venture focused on international media projects.
- The Latest: Tour chief: Flat stage key in battle of climbers Updated: Jul-26-15 4:45 pm
PARIS - The Latest from the Tour de France (all times local):
- Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour de France Updated: Jul-26-15 4:06 pm
PARIS - All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow.
- Families of Germanwings victims honor unidentified remains Updated: Jul-24-15 3:20 pm
LE VERNET, France - The families of those killed in the Germanwings plane crash released white balloons into the air Friday, holding a ceremony in the French Alpine village exactly four months after the plane's co-pilot crashed the Airbus 320 into a nearby mountain.
- France's top court OKs controversial surveillance bill Updated: Jul-24-15 6:05 am
PARIS - France's Constitutional Council has ruled that a bill legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects doesn't violate the country's constitution.
- Family: French doctors seek protection in coma patient feud Updated: Jul-23-15 1:56 pm
REIMS, France - Doctors given a green light by a European court to end the life support for a comatose French man on Thursday sought help from prosecutors amid an escalating conflict between the man's family members.
- Mayors endorse UN sustainability goals at Vatican Updated: Jul-22-15 2:01 pm
VATICAN CITY - Mayors emboldened by an appeal from Pope Francis committed themselves Wednesday to a new set of U.N. goals to end poverty and promote sustainable development over the next 15 years.
- UN official distracted from child sexual abuse case resigns Updated: Jul-22-15 1:47 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. rights official who admitted not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic has resigned.
- AP Interview: UN climate chief: Paris to set 50-year agenda Updated: Jul-22-15 11:40 am
PARIS - The December climate change conference in Paris is the last chance for a meaningful agreement that would offer hope for a planet at risk due to greenhouse gases, U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said Wednesday.
- France set to back reducing reliance on nuclear power Updated: Jul-22-15 10:26 am
PARIS - French lawmakers are set to approve a bill aimed at reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power and boost the usage of renewable energy instead.
- 4 Chelsea fans given football bans up to 5 years Updated: Jul-22-15 10:24 am
LONDON - Four Chelsea supporters involved in a racist incident in the Paris subway have been given banning orders of up to five years.
- World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement' Updated: Jul-21-15 11:25 pm
VATICAN CITY - Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce new measures to fight global warming and bask in Pope Francis' ecological star power.