Judges drop corruption charges against Sarkozy as he hopes for comeback
The specific charge against Sarkozy was that he took advantage of France's richest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, by accepting cash from her.
Baby animals! Baby animals! Baby animals!
Happy World Animal Day! These baby animals are here for you!
France takes aim at Amazon to protect local bookshops
The proposed law is only the latest example of France taking aim at US-based Internet giants.
8 places that do health care better than the US
It's the last day to sign up for Obamacare. Or you could just move to ...
France: Friends with the Front?
Talk of a rapprochement within the far right is dividing French conservatives.
Today in history: Hitler gets the go-ahead
75 years ago today, the Munich treaty was signed and the word 'appeasement' entered the English language.
France may have illegally evicted 250 people from a Roma settlement
France has evicted tens of thousands of Roma over the last two years based in policy that has drawn criticism from the European Commission, rights groups and some government ministers.
UN's 5 key players agree on Syria disarmament resolution
Britain, France, the United States, Russia and China have reached a deal on a legally binding resolution to rid Syria of chemical weapons.
Cocaine stash worth $270m found on Air France plane in Paris
Police found 1.3 tonnes of cocaine on an Air France cargo flight from Venezuela that has a street value of about $270 million.
Happy World Rhino Day!
There is only one joke as old as the rhinoceros.
French mom sentenced over "I am a bomb" T-shirt on young son
Bouchra Bagour was given a 2000-euro fine and a one-month suspended prison sentence for putting an offensive T-shirt on her young son.
France seeks ban on child beauty contests
"Let us not make our girls believe from a very young age that their worth is only judged by their appearance," says lead campaigner Chantal Jouanno.
Russia: Syria has 'material evidence' that rebels used chemical weapons
Russian officials claim that the Syrian government has passed on new evidence that rebels, not the regime, were responsible for a chemical weapons attack last month.
Chatter: Russia vs. France vs. Syria
Russia and France disagree on who was behind the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, another American gun tragedy, the Costa Concordia is back upright, and Iran better have litter trays onboard its rockets — it wants to send a cat into space.
Thank goodness it's Goat Week!
For obvious reasons.
UN confirms Syria chemical weapons use: 'This is a war crime'
Meanwhile, French President Francois Hollande said the 'military option must remain' on Syria, despite the US-Russia deal.
Chatter: What resolution on Syria?
The US and its allies urge the UN to stay tough on Syria despite a diplomatic deal, the frontrunner pulls out of the race to head the Fed, Italy tries to right the Costa Concordia, and all the smart kids drink.
Japan angered by French Fukushima cartoon
A cartoon in a French satirical weekly depicting sumo wrestlers with extra limbs at the Fukushima nuclear plant has angered Japan.
Fumbles abound as Russians intercept Kerry’s desperation pass
Commentary: No rules govern this international game of dealing with Syria’s chemical weapons.
Chatter: Obama will give diplomacy a chance in Syria, for now
President Barack Obama puts the plans to strike Syria on hold while the world waits to see if a proposal to destroy its chemical weapons will work; the US remembers its two 9/11 anniversaries; the Brazilian rainforest is shrinking; and the anti-polar cellphone that might just save your life.
Revealed: French draft would give Syria chemical arms ultimatum
A draft UN resolution — opposed by Russia — calls for for the UN Security Council to take 'further necessary measures' if Syria fails to declare its chemical weapons within 15 days.
Here's what the main players want in the standoff over Syria
Analysis: Why did a seemingly offhand remark by Secretary of State John Kerry become the back-from-the-brink solution for Syria? A look at who wants what in this increasingly bizarre standoff.
Chatter: A Syria solution so crazy it just might work
However unlikely it seems, a growing number of nations back a proposal to have Syria hand over its entire chemical weapons arsenal; the verdicts are in on Delhi's shocking gang rape; China masters the art of spin; and bigger isn't better when it comes to fatherhood.
Security Council shuns mandate by failing to OK attack on Syria
Commentary: The UN Charter compels the Council to act to restore ‘international peace and security.’
Chatter: On Syria, united we wait, divided we strike
Russia warns the US not to go it alone in Syria, the Ohio kidnapper is found hanged, we investigate how the world's oldest profession is faring in modern London, and are the world's reptiles out to get you? Probably.
US and France: It's just the two of us
France has tentatively stepped forward as America’s lead European partner on military intervention in Syria.
Does world's 'responsibility to protect' civilians justify a Syria strike?
The architects of the UN's 'Responsibility to Protect' doctrine say it gives countries a mandate to attack Syria in order to stop mass atrocities.
Will strikes make right in Syria?
Analysis: Amid the West's scramble for consensus to strike, the only thing worse than intervening in Syria, experts say, is doing nothing.
The world is picking sides in Egypt's conflict (PHOTOS)
Protests are erupting around the globe as people and governments pick a team in Egypt.
France of the future: French ministers describe 2025
A shrinking economy? Complete unemployment? French president Francois Hollande asked his ministers to predict France's status in 2025.
French lawyer Jacques Verges, known as 'the Devil's Advocate,' dead at 88
Jacques Verges counted Carlos the Jackal and Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie among his notorious clients.