Melonchon calls on ministers to mutiny

Melonchon calls on ministers to mutiny

French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon called on Monday for a mutiny by Socialist Party ministers disenchanted with the policies of President François Hollande.

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Merkel-Hollande meeting ‘won’t take decisions’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman on Monday sought to play down meetings this week with the leaders of France and Greece, saying that no "significant decisions" would be taken.

SeaFrance ferries sail again after buy-out

SeaFrance ferries sail again after buy-out

Ferries once owned by bankrupt firm SeaFrance took to the sea again Monday under the name of My Ferry Link after a buy-out by the operator of the tunnel between Britain and France.

Fabius seeks Air France answers on Syria detour

Fabius seeks Air France answers on Syria detour

France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius has requested clarification from Air France over the decision to divert an aircraft from Beirut to Damascus last Wednesday.

UMP voters back Sarkozy for 2017 return

UMP voters back Sarkozy for 2017 return

Some 53 percent of UMP voters would like to see former French head of state Nicolas Sarkozy to be the party's candidate in the 2017 presidential elections, according to a new poll.

France basks in record August highs

France basks in record August highs

France's meteorological office maintained orange alerts in 34 departments as temperatures climbed to record highs in some areas on Sunday, beating previous highs set in the deadly heatwave of 2003.

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French amputee swims from US to Russia

Frenchman Philippe Croizon, whose limbs were amputated after an electrical accident in 1994, swam across the Bering Strait linking North America and Asia on Friday to complete his quest to link all the world's continents.