Beset by criticism after a cabinet member confessed to tax evasion, French President Hollande told his ministers to reveal their assets — a rare disclosure in a country that talks little about wealth.
The French drove out Islamist rebels in northern Mali. But can France and its African allies translate those victories into regional stability and peace?
Revelations that the former tax czar secretly held a Swiss bank account threaten the government.
The rise to power, again, of the ethnic Turareg MNLA has Malians angry and wondering about Europe’s role and commitment to their security and unity.
Chad may be a poor country marred by frequent turmoil, but its forces have fought very effectively against Islamist rebels in northern Mali.
However, the first Socialist elected to French high office in decades still faces high unemployment and low growth.
On the road in central Mali: French soldiers say they are ‘doing their duty,’ while watching soccer and eating cassoulet. But they know Islamist fighters have advantage with terrain.
Ansar Dine, one of the biggest Islamist rebel groups in Mali, has split, and leaders of the new faction want talks.
Many in a key Malian town are grateful for the French intervention but fearful that the Islamists may yet return.
For Malians, the French-led intervention has been an emotional roller-coaster. At times critical of their former colonizer in the past, many are now cheering French troops.
France says the goal of its military action in Mali is to retake control of the entire country from Islamist militants who have seized the north.
The recent rebel capture of the village of Diabaly renewed concerns that French air power in tandem with Malian ground forces would not be enough. Now French troops are headed north.
The US decision to help France with its military campaign comes in light of the growing threat posed by two extremist Islamist groups in northern Mali, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday. Here’s what the US is contributing.
Demonstrators converged on the Eiffel Tower Sunday to decry a proposed law allowing gay couples in France to marry and adopt, but the legislation is expected to pass Parliament easily.
Today’s expansion of the French air campaign beyond central Mali has left many wondering if the war has started — without much international coordination.
Fleeing France’s high taxes for Russia’s flat 13 percent rate, the French actor spoke of Russia in glowing terms during a high-profile meeting with Vladimir Putin over the weekend.
The museum hopes its gallery will ease tensions with Muslims during an especially difficult time.
French President Hollande promised to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples when he became president. But now that he’s following through, the issue is becoming divisive.
In France, a presidential election lasts about four months.
In the Parisian suburb of Le Chesnay, plans to build the first Mormon temple in mainland France has revealed insecurities about the minority status of Catholics in France.