Bayern Munich outwit PSG to advance to Champions League quarter-final

France, March 9 -- Well, what now? Squillions spent on drafting the glitterati into Paris Saint-Germain only to collapse again in the last-16 of the Champions League. In British football parlance, it... Read More

French Senate votes to raise retirement age to 64 amid rolling protests

France, March 9 -- France's Senate voted to raise the retirement age by two years to 64 as widespread strikes against the government's controversial overhaul of the pensions system carried into Thursd... Read More

Europe on alert as severe drought hits food, energy production

France, March 9 -- European countries historically rich in water are hastily rolling out emergency measures to cope with a cumulative drought that has sapped waterways, threatened food security and st... Read More

Russia launches massive air assault on targets across Ukraine

France, March 9 -- Five civilian deaths have been reported, and 40 percent of the residents of Kyiv are without heating in the wake of a huge overnight Russian missile barrage.Ukraine's second-largest... Read More

French parliament rejects ban on lawmakers guilty of domestic violence

France, March 8 -- France's National Assembly has rejected a bill to ban politicians found guilty of "aggravated domestic violence" from working as MPs. The vote followed a tense debate in parliament ... Read More

French cultural world launches poster blitz in support of Iranian women

France, March 8 -- To mark International Women's Day, dozens of French cultural institutions have decorated the facades and interior spaces of their buildings with posters evoking the "Woman, Life, Fr... Read More

Milan's Maignan gets Champions League chance to eclipse rivals for France post

France, March 8 -- Anointed by the retiring France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as one among an array of successors, AC Milan's Mike Maignan will get a chance on Wednesday night in the Champions League to h... Read More

Iran jails ill Irish-French national for six-and-a-half years on spying charges

France, March 8 -- Iran has sentencedan Irish-French citizen to six-and-a-half years in jail.Bernard Phelan has been held since his arrest in October in the northeastern city of Mashhad. The 64-year-... Read More

Press review: Transport, petrol distribution disrupted in wake of pension reform protests

France, March 8 -- The morning after the sixth day of nationwide demonstrations against the government's pension reform plans, the French daily papers attempt to sort out what happened on Tuesday, and... Read More

Women's rights fuel rolling strikes on French pension reform

France, March 8 -- Back-to-back strikes against French pension reform carried into International Women's Day on Wednesday - causing major disruptions to transport in particular- as the government's bi... Read More