Polling opened in Algeria on Thursday morning following a campaign marked by the absence of incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
A Naples Mafia chief has been arrested while driking coffee in a café in the French Riviera city of Nice.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for international support as her country faces a "difficult period of transition" on a visit to Paris on Tuesday.
France's system for handling asylum-seekers is "in crisis", according to a parliamentary report that highlights long-drawn-out and ineffective procedures and spending way over budget.
A French explorer is planning to search for a lost Incan city reputed to hold vast treasure.
French oil giant Total is to invest in Angola's Kaombo project after finding ways to cut costs of extracting ultra-deep offshore oil by a fifth, the firm announced on Monday.
The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...
Rumours that it is now illegal to work after 6pm in France are greatly exaggerated.
Twelve masterpieces from French museums are to travel to the Chinese territory of Macau as part of the Le French May season, celebrated annually on the island and in Hong Kong.
French police have arrested a Rwandan genocide suspect despite a previous ruling that he could not be extradited.