France’s Socialist President François Hollande rolls out a new version of his derailed 75% income tax proposal on top salaries, and finds the French soccer establishment joining the wealthy and business class in protest
As France prepares its military departure from Mali, a March 31 strike by militants in Timbuktu indicates how jihadi forces aren’t giving up — just reverting to previous practice
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s implication in a long-running financial scandal prod his backers into attacking France’s powerful investigating magistrates and may have inspired a death threat against a leading judge
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said March 14 Paris may begin supplying arms to anti-Assad rebels if partners don’t respond to a Franco-British appeal to lift the embargo.
A year after Toulouse jihadi Mohammed Merah began a killing campaign that claimed seven lives, France marks the death of his first victim amid new indications that domestic intelligence services missed clear signs of the threat he posed
Despite gains against Islamist militias in Mali, France believes victory in the Sahel will require political reform across Africa to eliminate the threat for good
Ex-IMF chief and former French Presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn has won court concessions against a kiss-and-tell book by a former mistress, but the lurid account appears destined for the best-seller list
French officials say advances against Islamist militias in Mali may permit France to begin gradual troop withdrawal in March, as soldiers from African nations assume the lead role in battling the jihadi threat
American CEO Maurice “the Grizz” Taylor’s bashing of France’s work ethic generates angry response from a proud and insulted country—whose productivity turns out to be better than conservative detractors admit.
The Feb. 19 kidnapping of a French family in Cameroon by suspected Islamist radicals raises fears of growing cross-boarder operations by African jihadi groups and the use of abduction as a tactic to counter France’s Mali intervention
European Union leaders struggling to surmount a massive horsemeat-for-beef scandal stun incredulous observers by reauthorizing livestock feed banned in 1997 to battle deadly Mad Cow epidemic.
National governments and European Union officials continued scrambling to uncover any further cases of horsemeat in beef-based food products, while disgusted diners contemplate the safety of their food system
France’s ruling leftists concede they won’t meet 3% budget-deficit-reduction targets amid 2012 fourth-quarter growth numbers from across Europe indicating things getting worse, rather than better