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  • Iran deal must include Gulf security guarantees, France agrees

    ISLAMABAD French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday threw his weight behind demands by Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf Arab monarchies that a prospective deal with Iran over its nuclear program come with guarantees of their security. After...
  • Family feud rocks top of France's far-right National Front

    Little by little, the president of France's far-right National Front and top lieutenants have tried to silence the party founder, pushing him from the inner circle, refusing to back him in elections and now, in the culmination of an ugly political dispute...
  • France vows to defend Arab allies, strengthen business ties

    French President Francois Hollande vowed to defend Gulf Arab allies as he announced Tuesday that his country is in talks with Saudi Arabia for business deals worth tens of billions of euros (dollars). Hollande made the remarks after a ceremonial...
  • French lawmakers approve controversial surveillance law

    PARIS A divisive surveillance law giving broad powers to French intelligence services in the name of countering domestic terrorist threats passed with overwhelming approval in the country's lower house of parliament Tuesday. The bill, which has come...
  • Lawmakers approve controversial surveillance bill in France

    France's lower house of Parliament has approved a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects that has drawn an outcry from advocates of civil liberties. The bill was passed Tuesday with 438 votes in favor and 86 against. Lawmakers...
  • France cracks down after town claims to count Muslim pupils

    French authorities are investigating claims that a southern town tracks how many Muslim children attend its schools, which would be illegal and run counter to France's secular view of itself. The claims by the extreme right mayor of Beziers drew...
  • Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party

    French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace. The party's...
  • French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf

    French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, held talks with the ruler of Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that includes a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia....
  • Syrah grapes make hearty wines

    I like syrah a lot. The grape is not afraid to go it alone, making a wine that's dark as ink, full-bodied, with big, ripe tannins and flavors of blueberries, mulberries and black pepper. Syrah reaches its peak in France's cool Northern Rhone region,...
  • France tightens Gulf ties with jet deal, security talks

    French President Francois Hollande is seeking to solidify strategic alliances in the Persian Gulf, as he heads to Qatar to sign a 7 billion-euro ($7.8 billion) fighter jet deal and then gets a starring role in a regional summit in Saudi Arabia. With...
  • Memorial to slain French Jewish man vandalized

    French authorities say vandals have damaged a memorial plaque honoring a young French Jewish man tortured and killed in 2006. The incident targeting the monument to Ilan Halimi comes amid heightened religious tensions in France, after radical Islamic...