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France's Alstom 'to pay $700m' in US for bribery
France's Alstom is to pay $700 million in the US over a series of bribery cases.Photo: AFP

France's Alstom 'to pay $700m' in US for bribery

French industrial giant Alstom has agreed to pay $700 million to settle US corruption charges related to the paying of bribes, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. READ  

French auction angers Native Americans
The sale in France of Native American masks has angered the US. Photo: AFP

French auction angers Native Americans

Some 250 sacred Native American, Eskimo and pre-Colombian artefacts went under the hammer in France on Monday despite strong opposition from the Navajo and Hopi tribes who travelled to Paris to try to halt the sale. READ  

Ten held as France smashes jihadist network
French police carried raids on Monday targeting a network sending jihadist fighters to Syria.Photo: AFP

Ten held as France smashes jihadist network

UPDATED: French police launched raids across the country early on Monday, dismantling a network sending jihadist fighters to Syria, a police source told AFP. READ  

Al-Qaeda fighters freed for French hostage: Mali
Al-Qaeda militants were exchanged for the release of Serge Lazarevic (left). Photo: AFP

Al-Qaeda fighters freed for French hostage: Mali

Four Al-Qaeda militants were exchanged for the release of French hostage Serge Lazarevic, a government minister from Mali admitted on Friday. READ  

French school hit by suicide attack in Kabul
A French Lycée was targeted by suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: Mirwais Afghan/Twitter

French school hit by suicide attack in Kabul

France was left outraged on Thursday after a suicide bomber targeted a high school attached to the French cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, saying it had left several people dead. READ  

Senators urge France to recognise Palestine
The French Senate has called on the government to recognise Palestine. Photo: AFP

Senators urge France to recognise Palestine

The French Senate followed in the footsteps of the lower house on Thursday when it urged the French government to recognize the state of Palestine. READ  

Last French hostage arrives back in Paris
Serge Lazarevic (second left) is greeted by French President François Hollande (second right) on his arrival in Paris.

Last French hostage arrives back in Paris

France's last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrived back in Paris on Wednesday after being held for three years by Islamist militants. As he touched down he was greeted by French President François Hollande. READ  

Last French hostage held abroad is freed in Mali
An undated handout image released AQMI shows French nationals Philippe Verdon (R) and Serge Lazarevic (L) being held by AQMI Photo: AFP

Last French hostage held abroad is freed in Mali

Serge Lazarevic, who is believed to be the last French national being held hostage around the world has been freed in Mali, the French president announced on Tuesday. READ  

France and Germany
Paris warns Berlin: 'You're helping Le Pen'
Is Germany's frustration at France's lack of reforms aiding Le Pen and her anti-EU party. Photo: AFP

Paris warns Berlin: 'You're helping Le Pen'

The constant barrage of criticism towards France’s lifeless economy from across the Rhine has riled the French finance minister, who has accused Berlin of feeding the populist, anti-EU sentiment that the far-right National Front thrives on. READ  

Hollande meets Putin to discuss Ukraine crisis
Russia's President Vladimir Putin pictured with French President Francois Hollande as he escorts him to his plane after a meeting in Moscow, on December 6, 2014. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP

Hollande meets Putin to discuss Ukraine crisis

UPDATED:French President Francois Hollande met Russia's Vladimir Putin Saturday, making a surprise stopover in a Moscow airport in an attempt to defuse mounting tensions over Ukraine. READ  

Pirate Bay: France orders providers to block site
Pirate Bay's days are numbered in France;

Pirate Bay: France orders providers to block site

A French court has ordered France’s leading Internet operators to block all clients who try to access Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay to stop them illegally downloading copyright-protected content. READ  

SNCF and the Holocaust
Holocaust: France to pay US victims $60 million
France to pay American families $60 million damages for SNCF's role in transporting Jews to death camps. Photo: AFP

Holocaust: France to pay US victims $60 million

France is to pay $60 million to compensate American victims of the Holocaust who were transported to Nazi death camps on French trains after a landmark deal was sealed, a French diplomat announced. READ  

French jihadists moan about life on the front
French jihadists complain about life on the frontlines in Syria and Iraq. Photo: AFP

French jihadists moan about life on the front

A series of letters from French jihadists has revealed the struggles of life on the front lines in Syria and Iraq, with some complaining about the cold, boredom and a lack of home comforts. One said he wanted to come back because his iPod was broken. READ  

French pair jailed for Israel hit-and-run death
Frenchman Eric Robic (left) was jailed for five years for killing an Israeli woman in a hit and run accident. Photo: AFP

French pair jailed for Israel hit-and-run death

A Frenchman who killed a young Israeli woman in a hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv and immediately fled the country, sparking huge outrage, has been sentenced to five years in jail. READ  

French tourists hurt in Cuba bus crash
The bus in which a group of French tourists were travelling when it crashed in Cuba. Screengrab: Cuban television

French tourists hurt in Cuba bus crash

Forty-one French tourists and two locals were injured in Cuba Monday when the bus they were traveling in hit another vehicle, media reports and diplomatic sources said. Seven are said to be in a serious condition. READ  

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