New research suggests Neanderthals were not as simple-minded as has been believed.
Germanwings airliner 4U9525 carried 148 passengers when it crashed in the region Les-Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
The continent's leaders have not shown enough commitment to combating the scourge.
Millions marched in Paris to mourn the 'Charlie Hebdo’ killings last week, including some leaders who limit press freedom in their own countries.
Shots were fired during a car chase and at least one hostage taken in Paris as the search for the gunmen who attacked the paper's officers heightened.
There have been two more attacks in France, including a shootout at police and an explosion near a mosque.
French security forces are searching for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at a French magazine, a third suspect is in police custody.
African leaders reprimand the West, particularly France, for its intervention in Libya, which they say has left Africa rife with terrorism.
Impostor clowns have caused panic across France and led to violence and a response by vigilantes.
The president has given energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson the go-ahead to sign a nuclear deal with France.
The beleaguered French leader came into office in 2012 as the supposed anti-Merkel. Now she is as strong as ever and he has never looked weaker.
France has warned Russia that there would be "consequences" if Moscow did not allow rescuers total access to the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash.
France's former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors say.
France has gone back on its plan to teach pupils about gender equality amid protests from the country's conservative right and religious groups.
Government officials will mull a debt-cutting reform opposed by some unions, which say the plan will lead to job losses without reducing the debt.
The French justice minister will not attend commemorations marking 20th anniversary of genocide, after Paul Kagame's comments.
In an interview to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, Paul Kagame has criticised France for its "direct role" in the mass killings.
As African and European leaders head to Brussels for the EU-Africa summit, conflict and jihadist turmoil fears in the CAR are set to dominate talks.
A former Rwandan army captain is being sentenced to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide, weeks before its 20th anniversary.