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Protests in France against the fashion for thinness – archive, 1924

27 June 1924: Paris dressmakers suffer a backlash for insisting women should slim down so that they can wear the tubular fashions of the day Protests are growing more frequent in Paris against the fashion of thinness imposed largelyShow More Summary

Alain Senderens, chef and Nouvelle Cuisine creator, dies aged 77

Senderens, along with Paul Bocuse and others, was a stalwart of the French culinary movement in the 1960s and 1970s Leading French chef Alain Senderens, one of the founders of the Nouvelle Cuisine movement, has died aged 77, food critic Gilles Pudlowski said. Related: ‘As a carnist I’m conditioned to accept meat-eating is natural’ | Comment Continue reading...

Former Paris stock exchange to be reborn as major new art museum

François Pinault, the billionaire luxury brand owner, will convert the 19th century Bourse de commerce into art museum with architect Tadao Ando It is the latest chapter in the art-world rivalry of two of France’s richest businessmen:...Show More Summary

Macron meets Schwarzenegger and vows to stop oil and gas licences

In a dig at Trump’s climate change inaction, French president welcomes the green campaigner and says there will be ‘no new exploration licences’ The new French government has sought to further burnish its green credentials with the announcement it is to stop granting licences for new oil and gas exploration. Show More Summary

Jean-Luc Mélenchon ready to lead France’s new resistance

The hard-left leader is prepared to fight in parliament – or on the streets Entering the French lower house of parliament as an MP for the first time last week, Jean-Luc Mélenchon pointed to the European flag planted next to the French...Show More Summary

French journalist dies in Paris after being injured in Mosul explosion

Experienced conflict reporter Veronique Robert had surgery in Iraq before being transferred to hospital in French capital The French journalist Veronique Robert has died at a hospital in Paris after being wounded in an explosion in Mosul earlier this week. Show More Summary

'€5,000 would be a deterrent': the French minister who wants sexual harassment fines

Meet Marlène Schiappa, the 34-year old blogger and novelist at the heart of Emmanuel Macron’s revolution The walk from the Gare du Nord across the Seine to France’s centre of power, a string of buildings off the Quai d’Orsay, takes a pleasant, circuitous hour: the route is a tourist’s dream. Show More Summary

Passengers hurt as double-decker bus gets stuck under Paris bridge

Driver took wrong detour when open-top sightseeing bus was diverted away from Olympic fun day on the Seine, say police An open-top double-decker bus crashed into a central Paris bridge during an Olympic fun day on Friday, injuring at...Show More Summary

Nick Clegg says threat of wealthy Brexit elite and populism damages UK

Politician says brew of rightwing EU bashers playing on voter insecurity and cuts fanning populist ideas is pushing Britain to margins A Brexit elite of hedge-fund managers, footloose multi-billionaires, rightwing politicians and newspaper...Show More Summary

Fitness blogger dies after exploding whipped cream dispenser hits her

Consumer journal and family warn of faulty siphons after French woman, 33, has heart attack caused by utensil hitting chest A popular French fitness blogger has died after a whipped cream dispenser exploded into her chest. Rebecca Burger,...Show More Summary

Overheated French male bus drivers don skirts in defiance of dress code

Nantes crew respond to ban on shorts by turning up in skirts in protest against ‘unacceptable working conditions’ French bus drivers angry at a ban on wearing shorts in the ongoing heatwave have turned up to work in skirts. Related: Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy Continue reading...

Exclusive: Macron pledges pragmatism and cooperation with post-Brexit Britain

In his first interview since he was elected as French president, Emmanuel Macron sets out his international agenda on Syria, Trump, and European integration Emmanuel Macron has promised that France will have a strong and pragmatic relationship...Show More Summary

Two more Macron allies quit French government amid funding inquiry

Justice and European affairs ministers stand down, bringing number of ministers to quit administration to four in 48 hours France’s president Emmanuel Macron appears to have ditched his centrist allies after two more high-profile government ministers resigned after a month in office. Show More Summary

We are obsessed with power. A French village shows life needn’t be this way | Christina Patterson

Summer in the Forest, a breathtakingly beautiful new film celebrates a community that gives strength to people at the bottom of the pile “I’m a strong man,” says the man in the film. “I’m not interested in being small. Me, I’m big. People...Show More Summary

Macron’s victory is skin-deep – the abstentions tell a different story | Gabriel Bristow

A closer look at the record low turnout makes the French president’s legislative gains look rather less impressive Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France’s legislative elections on Sunday have been heralded as the consummation of a “political revolution” which started with his triumph in May’s presidential election. Show More Summary

Champs Élysées: driver dead as car carrying firearms rams police van

Handguns, assault rifle and gas canister found in car used in ‘attempted attack’ on avenue in Paris, French officials say France’s anti-terror prosecutor has opened an investigation after a car carrying firearms and a gas canister rammed into a police van on the Champs Élysées in central Paris. Show More Summary

British requests for French citizenship more than triple in a year

Figures show applications by those living in France rose from 385 to 1,363 in 2016, with surge expected to continue Applications for French nationality by British citizens living in France more than tripled last year compared with 2015, according to interior ministry figures. Show More Summary

Van driver dies in Calais crash caused by refugees' blockade

Polish-registered vehicle burst into flames on A16 after crashing into back of HGV forced to stop at barricade of tree trunks A van driver has died near Calais after refugees blockaded a motorway with tree trunks, causing a crash in which the vehicle caught fire. Show More Summary

French defence minister resigns over inquiry into misuse of funds

Sylvie Goulard, who is second minister to go in 24 hours, steps down over allegations her MoDem party misused European funds France’s newly appointed defence minister Sylvie Goulard has resigned from government after a magistrate launched...Show More Summary

Champs Élysées: attempted attack on French police foiled, says interior minister – video

French interior minister, Gérard Collomb, says the driver of a car carrying weapons and explosives that rammed into a police van on Paris’s Champs Elysées on Monday, has died. Collomb says the situation is now under control but has been referred to the French government’s anti-terrorism authorities. Show More Summary

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