Public hearings for a Finnish extension of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea are scheduled through April, the project consortium said.
France has officially moved ahead with a second round of tenders for offshore wind farms, thorough which it seeking 1 gigawatt of new capacity.
France moved this week to accelerate the development of its marine renewable energy sector, hoping to tap the promising potential of its tidal basins.
French officials said they won't confirm reports Thursday that a French family of seven kidnapped in Cameroon was released in Nigeria.
France's foreign minister is urging French citizens in northern Cameroon to leave the country following the kidnapping of a French family of seven.
Victoria Azarenka hit the 50-week mark as the No. 1 ranked women's tennis player Monday.
Mona Barthel defeated top-seeded Sara Errani 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) Sunday in winning the Open GDF Suez tennis tournament in Paris.
Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy advanced to the finals of the GDF Suez Open Saturday when her opponent withdrew from their semifinals match with a back injury.