France

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
Sporting peril, boycotting France and farming tomorrow
Rugby player Chris Ashton
Podcast

Sporting peril, boycotting France and farming tomorrow

Will rugby survive a concussion crisis? Why are French goods being recalled across the Arab world? And what’s happening down on the farm?
18 Dec 2020

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France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier (centre)
In Brief

France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed

Conflict between EU power brokers triggered during Michel Barnier’s Covid isolation
8 Dec 2020
France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’
Emmanuel Macron pictured with French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin
In Brief

France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

Interior minister says inspections are part of ‘massive action against separatism’
4 Dec 2020
Is EU ‘curveball’ about to trigger a no-deal Brexit?
Michel Barnier walks to a conference centre in central London
In Brief

Is EU ‘curveball’ about to trigger a no-deal Brexit?

UK officials claim the bloc’s negotiators are upping demands about state aid
4 Dec 2020
Will Macron sink Brexit deal with French veto?
Emmanuel Macron gives the opening speech of a video international donor conference for Lebanon at the Elysee palace.
In Brief

Will Macron sink Brexit deal with French veto?

Diplomats warn EU negotiators not to give too many concessions to win agreement
3 Dec 2020
How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid
People stroll down Bordeaux's main shopping street Sainte-Catherine
In Depth

How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid

Italy and Spain have recorded highest daily death tolls since spring
18 Nov 2020
Emmanuel Macron calls for EU to rethink free movement
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In Brief

Emmanuel Macron calls for EU to rethink free movement

French president says reform is needed to tackle international terrorism
6 Nov 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Macron and the Muslim world
Emmanuel Macron pays his respects by the coffin of Samuel Paty's inside Sorbonne University's, Paris.
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about Macron and the Muslim world

Protests break out across the Middle East over French president’s ‘crackdown’ on Islam
28 Oct 2020
How France is handling its coronavirus spike
Paris, France
In Depth

How France is handling its coronavirus spike

PM Jean Castex and other ministers are facing legal action over virus policy following record-breaking rise in Covid cases
18 Sep 2020
How other countries are extending or ending furlough
rishi sunak
In Brief

How other countries are extending or ending furlough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to follow lead of nations such as Germany to support workers
16 Sep 2020
Has Britain ‘lost control’ of the coronavirus crisis?
Coronavirus UK
In Depth

Has Britain ‘lost control’ of the coronavirus crisis?

Health secretary says steep hike is ‘concerning’ - but quirk in the testing system could be to blame
7 Sep 2020
Man blows up his house trying to swat a fly
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In Brief

Man blows up his house trying to swat a fly

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Sep 2020
France squares up to Turkey in the Mediterranean
France Turkey Greece
In Depth

France squares up to Turkey in the Mediterranean

Emmanuel Macron to ‘temporarily reinforce’ French military in the region amid escalating row over disputed waters
13 Aug 2020
Reaction: rising EU infections mean ‘all travel a risk’
Coronavirus airport
In Depth

Reaction: rising EU infections mean ‘all travel a risk’

Belgium mulling lockdown reintroduction as France and Germany see cases increase
28 Jul 2020
Explained: is it safe to book a holiday in Europe?
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In Brief

Explained: is it safe to book a holiday in Europe?

Government accused of creating ‘sense of panic’ with sudden change in travel advice
27 Jul 2020
The government holiday quarantine list: where is next?
Paris coronavirus
In Depth

The government holiday quarantine list: where is next?

France and Germany rumoured to be next for removal from safe-to-fly list
27 Jul 2020
French spy accused of passing secrets to Chinese lover
A layer of pollution hangs over Paris
In Brief

French spy accused of passing secrets to Chinese lover

Former intelligence agent who fell for interpreter in Beijing on trial with fellow ex-operative
6 Jul 2020
The country that burned masks: France’s coronavirus response
President Macron wearing a mask during a visit to a car factory
In Depth

The country that burned masks: France’s coronavirus response

President Macron is paying a high political price for failing to contain the pandemic
28 May 2020
Coronavirus: how relaxing lockdown rules has impacted Europe
france coronavirus
In Depth

Coronavirus: how relaxing lockdown rules has impacted Europe

UK lagging behind on lifting restrictions
11 May 2020
French athlete ‘caught coronavirus in October’
Pentathlete Elodie Clouvel
In Brief

French athlete ‘caught coronavirus in October’

Olympic pentathlete Elodie Clouvel had been at the World Military Games in Wuhan
7 May 2020
Did coronavirus reach Europe last year?
france coronavirus
In Brief

Did coronavirus reach Europe last year?

French doctor claims first infection emerged in December in patient who had not travelled to China
4 May 2020
Apple fined record €1.1bn by French competition regulator
Apple
In Brief

Apple fined record €1.1bn by French competition regulator

US software giant accused of anti-competitive practices
17 Mar 2020
Paris mayoral candidate quits after sex tape scandal
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In Brief

Paris mayoral candidate quits after sex tape scandal

Resignation of close ally of Emmanuel Macron ‘marks a turning point in French public life’
17 Feb 2020
France’s fake foreign minister trial begins
Gilbert Chikli,
In Depth

France’s fake foreign minister trial begins

Seven men on trial accused of posing as French politician to scam high-profile figures including the Aga Khan
4 Feb 2020
EU powers trigger Iran nuclear dispute: what happens next?
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In Depth

EU powers trigger Iran nuclear dispute: what happens next?

New threat to future of 2015 agreement amid US-Iran diplomatic crisis
14 Jan 2020
US-Iran crisis: can Europe save the nuclear deal?
Donald Trump, Iran Deal
In Depth

US-Iran crisis: can Europe save the nuclear deal?

EU ministers convene in Brussels in an effort to salvage agreement
10 Jan 2020
How Europe has reacted to the US-Iran crisis
Iran, Europe, US
In Depth

How Europe has reacted to the US-Iran crisis

EU leaders call for de-escalation of tensions but Pompeo criticises their response
8 Jan 2020
Why is France awarding London the Legion d’honneur?
Charles de Gaulle
In Depth

Why is France awarding London the Legion d’honneur?

Emmanuel Macron sparks controversy with move to commemorate the city’s help during WWII
3 Jan 2020
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