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France and Russia 'reach deal' on ditched Mistrals
Photo: Frank Perry /AFP

France and Russia 'reach deal' on ditched Mistrals

After eight months of negotiations France and Russia have reached a deal on the amount Paris must pay Moscow in compensation for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a senior Russian official said Friday. READ  

French far right wants Le Pen senior gone
Jean-Marie Le Pen. Photo: AFP

French far right wants Le Pen senior gone

An overwhelming 94 percent of France's National Front (FN) members have voted in favour of stripping ex-leader Jean-Marie Le Pen of his title of honorary president, the far-right party announced Wednesday. READ  

French minister breaks arm filling petrol tank
France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin. Photo: AFP

French minister breaks arm filling petrol tank

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has been hospitalised after breaking his arm while filling up at a service station in central France, his aides said on Monday. READ  

French foreign minister accepts offer to visit Iran
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told French radio that he will head to Iran. Photo: AFP

French foreign minister accepts offer to visit Iran

France's foreign minister said on Wednesday he had accepted an invitation to visit Iran after the historic deal on its nuclear programme but did not give a date for the trip. READ  

Greece crisis
As it happened: Greece roadmap deal struck
Angela Merkel during a press conference on Monday morning. Photo: DPA

As it happened: Greece roadmap deal struck

UPDATE: Eurozone leaders have reached a deal in Brussels after an all-night negotiation to establish preconditions for a new financial aid programme for Greece. READ  

Le Pen in new victory against daughter Marine
Another victory for Le Pen senior. Photo: AFP

Le Pen in new victory against daughter Marine

French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen scored another victory on Wednesday when a court suspended a ballot organised by the National Front (FN) party he founded on whether to scrap his post as honorary president. READ  

French court allows Le Pen to rejoin the party
Founder of the National Front (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, leaves the High Court of Nanterre on June 12th. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP

French court allows Le Pen to rejoin the party

A French court on Thursday cancelled the suspension of veteran far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen from the National Front party which he founded. READ  

Greece crisis
As it happened: EU urges Greece 'yes' vote
A man walks past graffiti reading "NO" in German in Athens on Monday. Photo: DPA

As it happened: EU urges Greece 'yes' vote

With 'Grexit' (Greek exit from the euro) looking increasingly likely on Monday, Germany remained at the centre of efforts to keep it in the single currency. Catch up on a day of dramatic action here. READ  

Hollande already on the campaign trail for 2017
Hollande looks like he's on the cmpaign trail when he made a surprise appearance at the Fête de la Musique on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Hollande already on the campaign trail for 2017

His ratings are still in the doldrums and the economy is still stagnant, yet French President Francois Hollande looks increasingly like he's already on the campaign trail for 2017. READ  

'Jack is back': The mysterious tweet by DSK
Is DSK making a comeback via Twitter? Photo: screengrab/Twitter

'Jack is back': The mysterious tweet by DSK

The French Twittersphere went into a frenzy on Sunday when disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn appeared to make his entry on to the social media channel with the intriguing words “Jack is Back”. READ  

France forces through reforms without vote
France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls. Photo: AFP

France forces through reforms without vote

France's socialist government on Tuesday forced a controversial package of key economic reforms through parliament without a vote, sparking a walk-out from the opposition and a vote of no-confidence. READ  

National Front creates new far-right EU group
National Front leader Marine Le Pen. Photo: AFP

National Front creates new far-right EU group

A new grouping of European far-right parties, called Europe of Nations and Freedom, is to be formed around France's National Front, the French party leader Marine Le Pen announced in a statement Monday. READ  

PM Valls places French island in wrong ocean

PM Valls places French island in wrong ocean

Just as he admitted he had made one serious "blunder" the French PM Manuel Valls went and made another, although this geography-based one was a little more embarrassing than scandalous. READ  

French PM admits footy trip 'blunder'
Credit: Bertrand Fanonne/AFP

French PM admits footy trip 'blunder'

France's Socialist premier Manuel Valls admitted in remarks published Sunday to having made "a blunder" by using a government jet to fly to the Champions League final with his two sons. READ  

BREAKING NEWS
French judges clear DSK of all pimping charges
DSK has been cleared of all pimping charges. Photo: AFP

French judges clear DSK of all pimping charges

Judges in France have cleared former IMF chief Dominic Strauss-Kahn of all charges on Monday after his pimping trial in Lille. READ  

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