France

‘Let’s not cage in novelists with bad-faith readings’
Sally Rooney
Instant Opinion

‘Let’s not cage in novelists with bad-faith readings’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
14 Oct 2021
‘Cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church
Rosary beads on a bible
In Brief

‘Cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church

Landmark report estimates around 330,000 children were abused by clergymen and officials between 1950 and 2020
14 Oct 2021
Eric Zemmour: who is the ‘French Trump’?
French television pundit and potential presidential candidate Eric Zemmour
Profile

Eric Zemmour: who is the ‘French Trump’?

The ‘new face’ of the far-right is tipped to supplant Marine Le Pen as main threat to Emmanuel Macron
14 Oct 2021
France threatens UK with power cuts and Christmas shortages
French Minister for Europe Clement Beaune with Emmanuel Macron
Behind the scenes

France threatens UK with power cuts and Christmas shortages

Paris warns it could withhold crucial supplies if post-Brexit rules are not honoured
6 Oct 2021
Aukus: the rift with France
French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘humiliation’
In Depth

Aukus: the rift with France

French fury over the new submarine pact has been something to behold
23 Sep 2021
French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants
Priti Patel greets Afghan refugees at Heathrow Airport
The latest on . . .

French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants

Home secretary warned threat could have ‘negative impact on our co-operation’
9 Sep 2021
Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants
Migrants arriving in the UK
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Why the UK is heading for a clash with France over Channel migrants

Priti Patel may withhold £54m payment promised to Paris to curb illegal crossings
7 Sep 2021

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French wine industry hit by wildfires and ‘historic’ low harvest 
A firefighting helicopter flies above a wildfire near the Château des Bertrands winery in the Var region of Provence, France 
In Depth

French wine industry hit by wildfires and ‘historic’ low harvest 

Rosé wine-growing areas in Provence were devastated by the blaze
24 Aug 2021
Visiting luxury Paris as it emerges from lockdown
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The big trip

Visiting luxury Paris as it emerges from lockdown

The French capital remains a global bastion of fun and elegance
12 Aug 2021
‘France wouldn’t be France without strikes, protests and police baton charges’
Protests in Paris
Instant Opinion

‘France wouldn’t be France without strikes, protests and police baton charges’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Aug 2021
What France’s regional election results mean for Macron and Le Pen
Emmanuel Macron during the European Social Summit in May
In Depth

What France’s regional election results mean for Macron and Le Pen

Success of centre-right parties suggests upcoming presidential contest may not be two-horse race
28 Jun 2021
Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?
Alpinists walk on the Mont-Blanc Massif in the French Alps
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Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?

French scientists investigating whether global warming is behind mysterious phenomenon in Alps
15 Jun 2021
Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline
An aerial view of Paris
The latest on . . .

Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline

Britons living abroad have just 30 days to secure post-Brexit right to remain
1 Jun 2021
France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions
Emmanuel Macron
Podcast

France in revolt, junior networks and digital emotions

Why are French soldiers up in arms? Is Instagram the right place for children? And can computers recognise emotions?
14 May 2021
Napoleon’s contested legacy
The bronze statue of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris
In Brief

Napoleon’s contested legacy

Two hundred years after the death of Napoleon Bonaparte, a bitter debate is still raging in France over his place in its history
14 May 2021
Is Macron losing control of his military over an Islamism revolt?
Emmanuel Macron
In Depth

Is Macron losing control of his military over an Islamism revolt?

Thousands of soldiers sign letter claiming nation is on brink of civil war following ‘surrender to Islamists’
12 May 2021
Macron pact against far-right triggers conservative ‘meltdown’
French President Emmanuel Macron
The latest on . . .

Macron pact against far-right triggers conservative ‘meltdown’

Alliance in Marseille aimed at preventing victory by Marine Le Pen’s National Rally
4 May 2021
How is Macron linked to death of Chad’s ‘ruthless’ president?
Emmanuel Macron welcomes Idriss Déby at the Elysee Palace in 2018
Unreported world

How is Macron linked to death of Chad’s ‘ruthless’ president?

Analysts say ‘French foreign policy blunder’ paved way for killing of Idriss Deby by rebel group
27 Apr 2021
French government ‘enabled foreseeable’ Rwandan genocide
Paul Kagame and Emmanuel Macron in 2018
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French government ‘enabled foreseeable’ Rwandan genocide

Investigation finds that Paris ‘did nothing to stop’ slaughter of 800,000 people in 1994 mass killings
20 Apr 2021
Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’
The Salvator Mundi on display at Christies in 2017
Stranger than fiction

Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’

Upcoming documentary claims Louvre was urged to lie about world’s most expensive painting
12 Apr 2021
Briefing: The Paris Commune
The Paris Commune: ‘A brief interlude of springtime revolution’
In Depth

Briefing: The Paris Commune

150 years ago, a socialist-inspired uprising briefly transformed the French capital, before it was ruthlessly crushed
9 Apr 2021
Nuclear testing, flat-hunting and the other megxit
A nuclear test
Podcast

Nuclear testing, flat-hunting and the other megxit

Why are we only now learning about France’s atomic legacy? Is social networking changing the rental market. And why are migrants leaving the UK?
12 Mar 2021
‘Toxic heritage’ of French nuclear testing exposed by new research
A French nuclear test in French Polynesia in the 1970s
In Brief

‘Toxic heritage’ of French nuclear testing exposed by new research

Findings pave way for more than 100,000 people affected by carcinogenic fallout to claim compensation
9 Mar 2021
Countries where the burka is banned
Burqa, veil
In Depth

Countries where the burka is banned

Switzerland becomes latest country to ban the Islamic face veil
8 Mar 2021
The rise and fall of Nicolas Sarkozy
Nicolas Sarkozy arrives at court for the verdict of his trial for corruption
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The rise and fall of Nicolas Sarkozy

Former French president sentenced to jail after being convicted of attempted bribery
2 Mar 2021
French academics clash with minister over ‘Islamo-leftism’ inquiry
French Minister of Higher Education Frédérique Vidal
In Brief

French academics clash with minister over ‘Islamo-leftism’ inquiry

Row over allegations of extremism in universities stokes growing culture war
22 Feb 2021
Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal
Former director of the Institute of Political Studies Frederic Mion in 2018
In Brief

Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal

Hundreds of students are sharing allegations implicating top educational establishment
12 Feb 2021
Poll suggests Emmanuel Macron could lose presidency to far-right
Emmanuel Macron attends a video conference at the Elysee Palace.
The latest on . . .

Poll suggests Emmanuel Macron could lose presidency to far-right

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party is rising in popularity ahead of next year’s election
29 Jan 2021
Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning
Olivier Duhamel pictured in 2016
In Focus

Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning

Waves of testimonies flood social media as member of Paris establishment faces abuse allegations
19 Jan 2021
Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
In Focus

Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

France introduces curfew as Germany considers tougher measures after deaths hit record high
15 Jan 2021
Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines
A spanish police officer controls cars at a traffic checkpoint
In Brief

Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines

Britain’s departure from the EU cancelled agreement on motoring offences
13 Jan 2021
France’s Covid vaccine rollout flounders amid anti-vax backlash
Emmanuel Macron removes a protective face mask to take a drink of water.
Behind the scenes

France’s Covid vaccine rollout flounders amid anti-vax backlash

Just 516 people given Pfizer jab in first week of mass vaccination scheme as doctors face bureaucratic chaos
5 Jan 2021
French border closure scuppered by Poland
Police officers block access to the port in Dover
Behind the scenes

French border closure scuppered by Poland

Other Eastern European EU members also opposed the blockade, which trapped their citizens in the UK
23 Dec 2020
No. 10 ‘incandescent’ as France closed border
A sign informs drivers that the French border crossing is closed.
Behind the scenes

No. 10 ‘incandescent’ as France closed border

1,500 lorries stuck in Kent as UK and France aim to restart trade
22 Dec 2020
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