Facebook Inc said it suspended 30,000 accounts in France as the social network giant steps up efforts to stop the spread of fake news, misinformation and spam.
Police scoured the background of a Chechnya-born Frenchman who killed a man in a knife attack in Paris, questioning the parents and a friend of the 21-year old, who had been flagged previously as a potential security risk.
Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron urged French voters to turn the page on the last 20 years and bring a new generation to power, as he stepped up attacks against resurgent far-left and conservative rivals.
French tightrope artist Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga impressed hundreds of Parisians with a performance that featured a walk on a rope suspended 35 metres above the ground.
The killing of a policeman by a suspected Islamist militant pushed national security to the top of the French political agenda, two days before the presidential election.
A French theme park has trained six rooks to pick up cigarette butts and other rubbish dropped by visitors in return for food.
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen renewed her attack on the European Union's euro single currency on Sunday, a day after saying that ditching it might not be her top priority.
French police are investigating the disappearance of Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, who was reported missing after travelling from France to his native China, and they have placed his wife under...
A man armed with a hammer shouted "this is for Syria" and wounded a policeman before being shot and wounded by other officers outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, one of France's most famous tourist sites.
Rihanna met French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday to discuss the pop star's charity activities in healthcare and education.
At least 12 people have died in southwestern France when some of the worst flash floods in a century turned rivers into raging torrents that engulfed homes and swept away cars.
French prosecutors launched a terrorism investigation after a man wielding a knife and shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar" (God is great), tried to force his way in to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The suspected Christchurch mosque gunman sent money to a French far-right group and once bought a ticket to Bavaria's "fairytale castle," German police said.
More than 220,000 people have signed a petition against French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to create a formal First Lady role for his wife Brigitte.
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France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, showing the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions.
Jacinda Ardern's plan to work with France to "rein in'' the internet is not an attack on freedom of speech, Professor Robert Patman says.
Two women were stabbed to death and their assailant shot dead by a soldier in the southern French port city of Marseille in what officials described as a "likely terrorist act".