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UK growth will trail Italy, France and Germany next year, says OECD

Pound’s Brexit slide has pushed up inflation and dampened purchasing power, says forecast Italy, France and Germany will grow faster than Britain next year as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on consumer confidence and deter much-needed...Show More Summary

Liam Smith obituary

My friend Liam Smith, who has died aged 91, was a historian who powerfully revised accounts of the French second empire (1852-70) and its emperor, Napoleon III, a nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. A “black legend” of Napoleon III in both...Show More Summary

Donald Trump to give first speech to UN general assembly – live

Spotlight on US president as he gives his maiden speech to general assembly Trump expected to rebuke countries for failing to stop North Korea White House says Trump will warn of ‘world regimes that threaten security’ France warns collapse...Show More Summary

France tells Trump that quitting Iran nuclear deal risks 'spiral of proliferation'

Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says pact is being ‘strictly implemented’ Donald Trump praises ‘fantastic’ secretary general’s UN reform agenda The French government will use meetings at the UN this week to try to persuade Donald...Show More Summary

British Airways plane held in Paris over 'direct security threat'

BA flight was stopped at Charles de Gaulle airport and surrounded by police and fire vehicles at about 8am A British Airways flight has been held on the tarmac in Paris because of a “direct threat” to the plane, a passenger has said....Show More Summary

France and Germany seek to extend limit on Schengen zone suspension

Countries say terror threat justifies maintaining border controls for longer than the two years currently allowed France and Germany have called for the right to reintroduce border controls within the passport-free Schengen zone for as long as four years in the face of the continuing threat of terrorism. Show More Summary

Paris’s poor neighbour hopes city makes good on Olympic promise

Mayor of Saint-Denis, where aquatics centre and athletes’ village will be built, says 2024 Games are chance to shake off town’s bad image It was gamble that Paris couldn’t afford to lose. After decades of humiliating failures in bids...Show More Summary

French baby boy banned from getting name containing tilde

Brittany court rules name’s spelling cannot feature non-French characters (ñ) even though region has its own language A French court has banned a couple from giving their baby a name containing a tilde, ruling that the “n with a squiggle over it” was incompatible with national law. Show More Summary

More clarity needed from Britain in Brexit talks, says Macron ally

Benjamin Griveaux says failure to reach a deal would be felt across Europe but would be worse for Britain Britain needs to show “more clarity and less ambiguity” in Brexit negotiations, a French government minister has said, warning that the consequences of failure to reach a deal would be felt across Europe but “even worse in Britain”. Show More Summary

Protesters take to streets of Paris against Macron's labour reforms – video

Members of the CGT union march through the streets of Paris on Tuesday, protesting against President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed loosening of labour laws. Unions prevented previous attempts to do the same thing but this time there isShow More Summary

'Slackers' take to streets in protest at Macron's labour law reforms

Demonstrators seize on president’s use of word ‘lazy’ as rallying slogan for protests in Paris and other big cities Demonstrators and trade unionists took part in mass street protests across France on Tuesday against Emmanuel Macron’s overhaul of labour laws — the first strike action to face the new president. Show More Summary

Where is the world's most walkable city?

From New York’s cafe squares to Melbourne’s laneways to the walled Fes el Bali, these pedestrian paradises combine safety, beauty and comfort. Now urban planners are taking note as they seek to hand back cities to the walkers For decades...Show More Summary

Emmanuel Macron's presidency faces first major street protests

France’s second biggest union says more than 180 demos planned nationwide against contentious labour law reforms The French president, Emmanuel Macron, will face the first major street protests of his leadership on Tuesday as one ofShow More Summary

Can Macron and Merkel agree on how to fix the eurozone? | Barry Eichengreen

With a dynamic new leader in France and a fresh mandate in Germany, there’s a chance to correct the monetary union’s flaws With Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election, and Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union...Show More Summary

How Britain and France have responded to Hurricane Irma disaster

Both countries have sent security forces and medical aid to their territories, but have faced criticism that they were unprepared UK: Troops are not routinely stationed in the British territories but the government has deployed some forces in response to the hurricane. Show More Summary

France steps up Hurricane Irma aid as UK defends response

President Emmanuel Macron to visit ravaged islands as British territories plead for help amid ‘unbelievable’ devastation France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has announced he will visit the hurricane-damaged French territories in the Caribbean as the UK government defended its response to the huge storm. Show More Summary

’Antisemitic’ robbers target Jewish family near Paris

Authorities say Jewish family beaten, held hostage and robbed in their home because of their religion A Jewish family was beaten, held hostage and robbed in their home near Paris because of their religion, French authorities and anti-hate...Show More Summary

Blair and Adonis have spoken, but will France and Germany help remainers?

Pair’s call for firmer grip on immigration from within the EU relies heavily on the same mood for change existing on the continent Tony Blair and Andrew Adonis, his former Downing Street policy chief, have made separate if coordinated...Show More Summary

Inside Vietnam City, the French holding camp for vulnerable UK-bound migrants

Hidden in woodland, camp houses up to 100 Vietnamese people allegedly on their way to work illegally in Britain Detailed accounts of a holding camp in Northern France, where hundreds of vulnerable Vietnamese young people are housed every...Show More Summary

Pierre Bergé obituary

Businessman and co-founder of the Yves Saint Laurent couture house who was a onetime life partner of the fashion designer Pierre Bergé, who has died aged 86, was crucial to the 20th-century change in couture from a craft enterprise to an international megabusiness. Show More Summary

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