Madrid said Saturday it has accepted an offer from France to take in some of the 630 migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship following a turbulent week that saw Italy spurning people plucked from the Mediterranean.
Technology assisted with both France goals as the 1998 winners began their World Cup campaign with a less-than-convincing 2-1 win over Australia in Group C on Saturday.
Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins Saturday when he leads Argentina against an unfancied Iceland side intent on springing a surprise in their first appearance on football's biggest stage.
European neighbours Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees and respect their dignity.
Italy summoned France's envoy and angrily rejected French criticism of its immigration policies on Wednesday, escalating a diplomatic standoff between the neighbouring European powers.
An 18th-century Chinese vase forgotten for decades in a shoe box in a French attic sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at Sotheby's in Paris on Tuesday -- more than 30 times the estimate.
A landslip caused by heavy rains Tuesday caused three carriages of a Paris suburban RER train to overturn, slightly injuring seven people, France's transport minister said.
Germany and France on Sunday sharply criticised US President Donald Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a Group of Seven communique, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.
France's phone-addicted children will be obliged to do without their mobile devices at school under a bill the education minister on Thursday called a ‘detox measure’ to combat classroom distraction and bullying.
Iran's declaration that it could increase its uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart risks sailing close to the "red line", France's foreign minister said on Wednesday.