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Macron was never the saviour of the centre – his approval ratings show just how unpopular neoliberal politics really are

A mere 16 per cent of Macron voters picked his political programme as the main reason behind their vote, so why are we so surprised that the more the public see of Macron and his politics without the spectre of Marine Le Pen, the more they begin to resent him?

It can be dangerous to have leaders with no experience of war – as Macron's spat with his military chief shows

As David Cameron found when he was considering intervention in Libya, those who have experienced, or at least know about war, are generally warier about the prospect than those who have not, and more conservative in their assessment of what can be achieved

Homes with year-round outdoors fun in the 'French California'

Active London families love the lake at historic Annecy in France, so close to the Swiss border.

France could face 'mega-heatwaves' of more than 50C by 2100, warn researchers

The record-breaking heat of summer 2003, when mortuaries over-flowed with bodies as 15,000 people died, may be only a taste of things to come

French armed forces chief quits after clash with Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts

'I won't let myself be fed like that,' general was reported to have told parliamentary committee

France 'wants to use Brexit to weaken City of London'

Former foreign office minister says French see British as 'adversaries' in forthcoming negotiations

Why are governments so bad at doing their job?

Not only is government big; it is complicated. It is doing lots of different things, requiring different skills, and in a world economy that is becoming ever more complex too

Protesters set up 'No Trump Zone' in Paris as US President meets Macron

Demonstrators hold 'hell no' and 'not my President' signs as world leaders dine at Eiffel Tower restaurant

Trump in Paris: Relaxed French locals dismiss US President as a 'fool'

US President will be the guest of honour at Friday's military parade on the Champs-Elysees - the first time a US President had attended since George Bush in 1989

Lingerie tycoon to sell Côte d'Azur mansion for life on Isle of Man

Lady Mone, founder of the Ultimo brand, is switching Villa La Cascade in the South of France for a new life on the Isle of Man.

After his comments about African mothers, are we finally realising that Macron isn't that liberal after all?

'Seven or eight children per woman,' were Macron's exact words, as he rehearsed a canard that is particularly popular among nostalgic colonialists who still speak of the Dark Continent

Five things to look out for in the economy this week

In the UK, we need to keep an eye out for employment figures on Wednesday, while in the US all eyes are on Janet Yellen's Humphrey-Hawkins testimony to Congress

France pledges tax cuts in bid to win Brexit jobs race

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced new tax initiatives to attract bankers and traders as the race to win Brexit jobs heats up

France to raise price of cigarettes in bid to stub out national nicotine habit

Health minister Agnes Buzyn hopes prohibitively high tobacco costs will stop smokers indulging and boost public health

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