Germany and Italy too keen on becoming the founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
France on Monday sent aid missions to Vanuatu after the cyclone Pam hit the Pacific island during the weekend. More than 100,000 people are reported to have lost their home.
An Indonesian court denied the request of a French man sentenced to death for drug trafficking to have new witnesses heard in his case, dealing a blow to his hopes for attaining a retrial.
An Australian man who passed himself off as a Hare Krishna guru was on Monday sentenced to 19 years in jail in France for repeatedly raping three teenage girls he turned into sex slaves.
Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday summoned Indonesia’s ambassador to Paris to express “extreme concern” over the case of a French national condemned to death on drug charges
The French government has announced a series of measures to clamp down on radical Islam being spread in mosques, and wants to cut financial support from countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia.