France

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.
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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’
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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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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,
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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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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?
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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
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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?
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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
Eight African countries sever currency ties with France
CFA Franc, Money
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Eight African countries sever currency ties with France

Former French colonies to replace the CFA franc with the eco
23 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Lib Dems heading for ‘dead end’
Jo Swinson
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Instant Opinion: Lib Dems heading for ‘dead end’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 22 November
22 Nov 2019
How did World War 1 end?
World War One, First World War, Armistice
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How did World War 1 end?

The Queen marks Remembrance Sunday in central London
11 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Johnson and Corbyn have ‘created a mess’
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Instant Opinion: Johnson and Corbyn have ‘created a mess’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 8 November
8 Nov 2019
What a war in space might look like
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What a war in space might look like

Nato expected to declare space a ‘warfighting domain’ at the end of the year
21 Oct 2019
What happened at the Battle of Trafalgar?
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What happened at the Battle of Trafalgar?

Monday marks the 214th anniversary of Britain’s most famous naval victory
18 Oct 2019
The Week Unwrapped: French sperm, reparations and the Arctic
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The Week Unwrapped: French sperm, reparations and the Arctic

The Week Unwrapped podcast: French sperm, reparations and the Arctic
27 Sep 2019
What is Salafism?
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What is Salafism?

The ultra-conservative Islamic ideology is growing in popularity
19 Sep 2019
The countries with nuclear weapons
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The countries with nuclear weapons

IAEA meets in Vienna amid mounting nuclear tension over Iran
16 Sep 2019
Airelles Gordes, La Bastide: bliss on a French hilltop
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Airelles Gordes, La Bastide: bliss on a French hilltop

5 Sep 2019
Les Arcs Panorama: fun in the Alps sans snow
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In Review

Les Arcs Panorama: fun in the Alps sans snow

15 Aug 2019
France’s new digital tax explained
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France’s new digital tax explained

3% levy on revenue of big tech firms like Google and Facebook faces stiff opposition from Washington
12 Jul 2019
How Emmanuel Macron turned his presidency around
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How Emmanuel Macron turned his presidency around

After a year of scandals, setbacks and the protests, the French president’s approval rating is soaring again
21 Jun 2019
Nutella protests: what workers are angry about
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Nutella protests: what workers are angry about

Striking staff blockade French site over pay demands, halting 80% of production
5 Jun 2019
How likely is a nuclear war?
Nuclear test mushroom cloud above Mururoa Atoll
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How likely is a nuclear war?

UN disarmament director says risk of global conflict now highest since Second World War
22 May 2019
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