More France Articles

  • Tour de France marks World War I centennial

    PARIS (AP) — Before sunrise on June 28, 1914, a pack of cyclists set off from Paris on the 12th Tour de France. Hours later, an Austrian archduke stepped out in Sarajevo and was assassinated in the street, igniting the carnage of World War I. Now, 100 years later, cycling's greatest race is...

  • Obama cites France as standard for workplace benefits

    President Obama held up France as the gold standard the U.S. workplace should emulate during an event at the White House on Monday.

  • US, French bank close to deal on $9 billion fine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government and French bank BNP Paribas are close to a settlement over alleged sanctions violations that would require the bank to plead guilty, pay almost $9 billion in penalties and face other sanctions, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The person...

  • France agrees to buy 20% stake in Alstom

    PARIS (AP) — The final obstacle to GE's $17 billion takeover of Alstom's power division was overcome Sunday after the French government agreed to terms with the French engineering company's main shareholder. Economy minister Arnaud Montebourg said on French television that the government will...

  • France thumbs nose at critics of its sale of warships to Russia

    A growing chorus of Capitol Hill lawmakers are urging France to scrap a lucrative deal to sell two high-tech warships to Russia as the country flexes its muscle in eastern Europe.

From the Weekly Standard