| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:54 PM
It's not the way French President Francois Hollande would want to be known: cold, calculating and uncaring.
But that is the way he was portrayed by former First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in an intimate and damaging account of their stormy relationship,...
| Mar 4, 2014
France's bustling, modern Reims greets travelers with cellar doors wide open. As the capital of the Champagne region, it features a lively center, a historic cathedral, and, of course, Champagne tasting. And thanks to France's slick, high-speed rail, it's...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Wimbledon fans got an entertaining show from a tennis senior citizen and a big sigh of relief from their top-seeded men's player here Wednesday.
Novak Djokovic, who won here in 2011 and lost in the final to Andy Murray last year, was cruising on...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Play was stopped, but the suspense was palpable. France fullback Lucas Digne lay on the turf, shaken up when Ecuador midfielder Antonio Valencia left cleat marks on his leg while they fought for the ball.
How would Noumandiez Doue adjudicate the matter?...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Mark Cavendish's Tour de France came to a brutal end after the British sprint specialist failed to recover from a crash at the end of the first stage and pulled out of the race Sunday morning.
"It's devastating," Cavendish, who will have an MRI scan...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:18 AM
ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France - Chris Froome's attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five.
On a miserable, rain-sodden day in...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:01 AM
REIMS, France - Andre Greipel emerged from the shadow of fellow German Marcel Kittel to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France, a 194-kilometer ride from Arras on Thursday.
Norway's Alexander Kristoff was second and Frenchman Samuel Dumoulin took...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
LILLE, France - German Marcel Kittel won his third stage on this year's Tour de France when he prevailed in a bunch sprint on Tuesday after defending champion Chris Froome suffered a fall.
Kittel, who won the first and third stages, now has seven Tour...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Some teams sail into the World Cup through smooth qualifying waters. Others find the going choppy.
Then there is France, which survived treacherous high seas to squeeze into the tournament. Its presence in the elite eight, with a match against Germany,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:34 PM
GROUP F: NIGERIA VS. ARGENTINA
Where: Porto Alegre. Time: 9 a.m. PDT.
TV: ESPN, Univision.
The buzz: Thanks to a pair of game-winning goals from Lionel Messi, Argentina has already qualified for the second round and could win the group with anything...
| Jul 15, 2014
I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine.
But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...