Mar 29, 2014 — A recent study ranked France at the bottom in Europe when it came to English proficiency. But some French are trying, like those who take lessons on high-speed commuter trains.
Jan 14, 2014 — Once upon a time, a French president having an affair was no big deal. The media, if it knew, could be counted on to ignore it. And public didn't seem to care. As President Francois Hollande has discovered, the rules have changed.
Dec 11, 2013 — Twenty-four items sold for $530,000 this week in Paris. The Los Angeles-based Annenberg Foundation turned out to be the buyer, and says it stepped in after a French court rejected efforts to halt the auction.
Nov 11, 2013 — Like much of Europe, the French economy is still struggling. But a recent poll showed that more than 70 percent of the French were willing to pay more for goods made at home, and the numbers were supported by a strong turnout at a Made in France fair in Paris.
Oct 18, 2013 — Leonarda Dibrani, 15, was taken by police during a school field trip and deported along with the rest of her family to Kosovo. French protesters say the action runs counter to the country's values.
Sep 19, 2013 — Outrage in the U.S. over a French photo spread featuring a seductively arrayed 10-year-old model helped spur proposed legislation to ban child beauty pageants in France. That's ironic considering how popular, prevalent and lucrative the American child, or "glitz," beauty pageant industry is.
Jan 14, 2013 — Looking to rout Islamist militants who might try to make Mali a base for terrorist operations elsewhere, French forces have been mounting air and ground attacks. The militants pushed back on Monday and said they would take the fight to French soil.