March 28, 2013 In a TV interview, Francois Hollande said companies that pay workers more than 1 million euros will see the tax on those salaries increase to 75 percent. The announcement comes as the Socialist leader battles plummeting approval ratings.
March 19, 2013 The exclusive society of French master chefs commands the war against fusion cooking. Their newest group of inductees will preserve French traditions in the kitchen and ensure the next generation continues to have the skills to keep them alive.
February 21, 2013 Gunfire and heavy explosions are heard in Gao, freed by France from Islamist militants' control in early February.
January 27, 2013 The French-led intervention against Islamist rebels is gaining strength. African military chiefs say a minimum of 5,000 regional troops are needed to join the intervention against the rebels.
January 22, 2013 The grinning image has angered the French brass. They're launching an investigation to identify the soldier. According to the AFP photographer who took the photo, the soldier and his comrades were trying to cover their faces as a helicopter kicked up dust.
January 20, 2013 More bodies have been reported found at the gas plant in Algeria where a four-day standoff with Islamist militants came to a bloody end on Saturday.
January 17, 2013 The story of how a man lived in an apartment in Paris with less than 17 square feet of habitable space is being cited as proof of the city's absurd real estate market. The 50-year-old man paid monthly rent of 330 euros, or about $442, for the place he called home for 15 years.
January 16, 2013 The State Department said Americans are reported to be among the hostages taken by militants at an Algerian gas plant. The total number of hostages is unclear, as are the number of Americans. The attack is seen as retaliation against France's intervention against Islamists in neighboring Mali.
January 16, 2013 After five days of airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants, French troops are engaged in their first ground operation in Mali, according to several news outlets. The rebels, who had vowed to retaliate, may have done so by grabbing hostages at an oil field in neighboring Algeria.
January 13, 2013 A French soldier and 17 Islamist rebels were killed in the raid to rescue a French hostage in Somalia, who is also believed to have died. The president's acknowledgment of the U.S. role in the raid came the same day as France said the U.S. provided "communications and transport" support for the ongoing French military action against Islamist rebels in Mali.
January 13, 2013 "Stopping the terrorists, that's done," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in an interview Sunday. He also said the three-day-old intervention in Mali was getting support from the U.S. and other countries.
January 12, 2013 It's not clear whether a French intelligence agent is dead or alive after a botched rescue attempt in Somalia on Saturday morning. The operation may have dangerous implications for other French hostages being held across Africa.
January 3, 2013 Gerard Depardieu has complained about high taxes in his native land. Meanwhile, he has befriended some of Russia's allies and is an acting icon in that nation. Also, the Russian leader may see a chance to tweak the West by claiming one of its wealthier citizens.