A series of violent clashes have erupted in the French capital, Paris, between riot police and protesting students during a demonstration against the results of the first round of the country’s presidential election.
France’s ultra-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has highlighted themes such as immigration and national identity to excite her supporters at a Paris rally as she leads a tight race with her three top rivals.
French prosecutors have asked the European Parliament to lift the immunity of the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen over an expenses scandal, deepening her legal woes on the eve of the election.
French industrial output dropped unexpectedly in February while the trade deficit was close to a record, data showed, tempering France's economic outlook at the start of the year after surprisingly strong business confidence surveys.
French Guiana faced a nationwide strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a US travel warning.
French politicians Benoit Hamon and Manuel Valls are in the lead in the first round of the Socialist Party’s primary elections in their quest to win the party’s nomination for president in the 2017 polls, early results show.
The French capital Paris is set to host an international conference in an effort to revive the stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks, promoting alarm in Tel Aviv that the event would lead to more pressure against the regime on the global stage.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told visiting French lawmakers on Sunday that he is "optimistic" about upcoming peace negotiations due to be held in Kazakhstan between representatives of Damascus and dozens of foreign-backed opposition groups.