Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Tours city project was simple enough: Lure Chinese couples to get married in the heart of the Loire Valley -- romantic French castle country -- as a way to boost the area's economic and cultural fortunes.
The French government said Wednesday it is increasing its holding in carmaker Renault to gain a blocking minority stake and ensure that measures designed to reward long-term investors come into force.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The young Cossack fighter gripped his automatic rifle as he swore he would defend the town of Perevalsk in war-torn east Ukraine that he and his comrades now control.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
French special forces on Monday rescued a Dutch national kidnapped nearly four years ago in northern Mali by AQIM Islamists in an operation that killed a number of suspected jihadists, officials said.
Alen Muhic, abandoned at birth by his Muslim mother who was raped by a Serb soldier during the Bosnian war of the 1990s, went on a quest two decades later to find his biological parents.
Monday, April 6, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Greece's finance minister on Sunday told the International Monetary Fund chief that his country will repay a substantial loan from the organization that is due this week.
Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to "absurd violence" in hotspots around the world while praising the breakthrough reached last week on curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions.
One of France's top Muslim leaders has called for the number of mosques to double over the next two years to remedy a shortage of places of worship for the country's millions of faithful.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Pope Francis, presiding at the traditional Good Friday Colosseum procession, decried what he called the "complicit silence" about the killing of Christians.
Books on Islam are selling out in France after deadly extremist attacks in the capital raised uncomfortable questions about Europe's fastest-growing religion.