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France demands urgent Syria meeting at UN

France, which is taking over the UN Security Council's rotating presidency in August, will call an emergency ministerial meeting on Syria, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday.

Hollande visits London Olympic Park

Hollande visits London Olympic Park

French President Francois Hollande visited the Olympic Park in London on Monday following a golden night for France in the swimming pool.

Madonna lashes out at Paris concert ‘thugs’

Madonna lashes out at Paris concert ‘thugs’

Madonna has blamed a handful of "thugs" for an rowdy outbreak that marred the end of a concert in Paris last week when the star bowed out after barely 45 minutes on stage.

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Police arrest ‘grandad’ drug dealers

A gang of middle-aged 'old school gangsters' in Marseille has been caught with a stash of firearms, a drugs lab and two kilos of cocaine.

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French boss in hunger strike over taxes

The owner of a security company has gone on hunger strike outside a French tax collectors office, in protest at taxes that he says threaten to sink his firm.

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Brit ‘tried to swim from France to America’

A 34-year-old Londoner has been plucked to safety on the French Atlantic coast after making an impromptu bid to swim across the Atlantic to New York.