Hostages held by pirates off Somalia are free

Paris  - The 30 hostages held by Somali pirates have been freed, the Elysee Palace in Paris said Friday.

France halts medical mission to aid abductee Betancourt

Paris/Bogota - France has cancelled its planned mission to provide medical treatment to French-Colombian citizen Ingrid Betancourt, who is reportedly languishing in poor health after more than six

French government refutes claims by Arche de Zoe head

Paris  - The French government on Tuesday refuted claims by the founder of the controversial French charity Arche de Zoe (Zoe's Ark) that it knew and approved of his plans to fly 103 supposed Darfu

Eurotunnel posts first-ever profit

Paris  - Franco-British company Eurotunnel, which manages the undersea rail tunnels linking Britain and France, said Tuesday that it had posted the first profit in its

Olympic Torch extinguished as protesters disrupt Paris relay leg

Paris - The Olympic torch was extinguished at least twice Monday in Paris as thousands of anti-China protesters disrupted its passage through the French capital, French media reported.

France in contact with Somali pirates holding 30 yacht crew hostage

Sana'a, Yemen - France has made contact with Somali pirates holding 30 mostly French crew members hostage off the coast of Somalia, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in a radio interview Sunda