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Hollande tells May: agree Brexit terms first, then we'll talk trade

French president reiterates position of Merkel and Tusk in what Downing Street describes as start of EU negotiations François Hollande has told Theresa May the EU is not prepared to discuss Britain’s future relationship with the bloc until the conditions of its exit have been agreed. Show More Summary

Champagne producers try to regain fizz as weak pound dents UK sales

As sales slide thanks to Brexit uncertainty and inflation, the French industry is turning to even more exclusive vintages On every table in the modern concrete atrium, corks were popping as representatives of the main producers in the 300-year-old French champagne industry gathered for their annual London tasting. Show More Summary

France's former Socialist PM Valls backs Macron in election

‘I’m not going to take any risks,’ says Manuel Valls, saying he will do all he can to stop far-right leader Marine Le Pen gain power Former French prime minister Manuel Valls has said he will vote for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron rather than the Socialist contender in France’s presidential election. Show More Summary

François Fillon's wife officially charged over embezzlement of public funds

Inquiry into wife of French presidential candidate comes after hours of questioning over work Penelope Fillon did for her husband The British-born wife of French presidential candidate François Fillon has been formally put under investigation in the fake jobs scandal that has poisoned her husband’s political career. Show More Summary

The Guardian view on Brexit: start by protecting EU nationals | Editorial

It is morally and politically repugnant to try to bargain over the future of people who have enriched our lives Britain is poised to embark on a fraught and uncertain course. Leaving the European Union will weaken the remaining 27 members, and it is likely to set this country on a decade or more of instability. Show More Summary

Carlos the Jackal: 1974 Paris attack conviction leads to third life sentence

Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramírez Sánchez found guilty of killing two and injuring 32 in grenade attack The man known as “Carlos the Jackal” has been given a third life sentence for a 1974 attack on a Paris drugstore that killed two people and wounded 34. Show More Summary

Police and protesters clash in Paris over death of Chinese man

Demonstration outside police station after man reportedly shot by officer at home in front of his children Violent clashes have broken out in Paris between riot police and protesters angry at the police killing of a Chinese man in his own home. Show More Summary

Only Sweden, Germany and France among EU are pursuing Paris climate goals, says study

UK ranks fifth in table assessing EU actions to cut carbon emissions by 40%, with most countries gaining wiggle room via loopholes Sweden, Germany and France are the only European countries pursuing environmental policies in line with...Show More Summary

Negotiations to ban nuclear weapons begin, but Australia joins US boycott

At least 113 countries meet at UN to discuss ban, but US ambassador says the world is too unsafe for the US not to have nuclear weapons Negotiations on a treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons have begun in New York, but have been publicly...Show More Summary

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, France's hard-left rebel, targets the disenchanted

Presidential candidate without a party has overtaken Socialist Benoît Hamon in polls and vows to make second round of election For Jean-Luc Mélenchon, France’s hard-left presidential candidate, it is a case of one down, two to go. Opinion...Show More Summary

'Their message is urgent': the Holocaust survivor and his 7,000 pieces of antisemitic propaganda

When Arthur Langerman was two, his parents were sent to Auschwitz. As his collection of antisemitic works opens in Normandy, he explains his obsession The drawing is detailed, dramatic and disgusting. Called The Jew, Universal Enemy, it shows Christ on the cross and churches in flames, overseen by a sinister, red-lipped, voracious face. Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron face off for the soul of France

The two frontrunners in the French presidential election are poles apart: one stands for identity and culture; the other for globalism and free movement “As Victor Hugo once proclaimed, we have not yet done with being French” Marine Le Pen, launching her presidential campaign in Lyon on 4 February Continue reading...

A must-read for French students: the countess obsessed with secrecy and love

Madame de La Fayette, now compulsory reading, was a pioneer of romantic fiction In 1662 the French noblewoman Madame de La Fayette, published anonymously what is thought to be France’s first modern novel, La Princesse de Montpensier....Show More Summary

Museum rescues sculptor Camille Claudel from decades of obscurity

French artist, once the lover of Auguste Rodin, has her career celebrated with opening of museum in Nogent-sur-Seine Two elderly ladies sit side by side, one English, one French, one smartly dressed, one wearing clothes that were already very old fashioned by the late 1920s when the photograph was taken. Show More Summary

Inspectors find safety irregularities at Creusot nuclear forge in France

Evidence of doctored paperwork found at Areva-owned forge, which has made parts for Hinkley Point An international team of inspectors has found evidence of doctored paperwork and other failings at a forge in France that makes parts for nuclear power stations across the world. Show More Summary

‘Our son was not depressed’, says father of Germanwings crash pilot – video

The father of the Germanwings co-pilot accused of purposefully crashing a passenger flight into a French mountainside, killing all 150 people onboard, says he does not believe his son was depressed at the time of the disaster. French...Show More Summary

‘I don’t want to influence French elections’: Putin meets Le Pen – video

Russian president Vladimir Putin meets with far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin on Friday and says that he has no intention of influencing the outcome of this year’s election process. Le Pen had not been expected to meet with the president during her trip to Russia Putin welcomes Le Pen to Moscow with a nudge and a wink Continue reading...

Putin welcomes Le Pen to Moscow with a nudge and a wink

Much like with the Trump allegations, the Kremlin denies any meddling in the French election while simultaneously revelling in the suggestion The expression said it all. Even by Vladimir Putin’s standards, it was a knowing smirk of epic proportions as he shook hands with Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday. Show More Summary

Behind the scenes at Disneyland Paris - in pictures

As Disneyland Paris prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, employees at the workshops build new floats and costumes based on films including Finding Nemo. Take a look behind the scenes Continue reading...

Parents in France waited in agony after news of Westminster attack

We thought our son had died, says mother of pupil at Brittany school that lost a former pupil in Bataclan massacre The mother of a French teenager wounded in the attack on Westminster thought for an hour that he was dead before hearing that he had been injured, it emerged on Thursday. Show More Summary

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