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Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

Saudi Arabia's crown prince lands in Egypt Sunday on the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne, a diplomatic charm offensive that follows his stunning rise to power. Prince Mohammed bin Salman's two-day visit toShow More Summary

Trailed by legal woes, Netanyahu to meet 'true friend' Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have a brief respite next week from the deluge of legal woes he faces when he heads to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump. Even as he prepared for his trip, Netanyahu was again...Show More Summary

Guide questioned after avalanche kills 4 skiers in French Alps

Four skiers were killed and another injured in an avalanche in the French Alps on Friday and their guide was held for questioning, authorities said.

At the UN, a diplomatic dance decides the fate of nations

The issues that come before the UN Security Council are the gravest to face any decision-making body -- questions of war and peace, life and death. But when world diplomats are building towards a weighty decision, almost any diplomatic tactic seems fair game, even sleight of hand. Show More Summary

At least 5 dead as storm brings wind, floods and snow to US Northeast

At least five people were killed after a major winter storm pounded the US East Coast on Friday, with strong winds, heavy rain and snow disrupting thousands of flights and forcing the closure of federal government offices in Washington. Show More Summary

Planned Indian military base stirs Seychelles controversy

A plan for India to build a military base on an outlying Seychelles island has won favour among the archipelago nation's politicians, but some hostility from its people. The base on Assumption Island is to be funded by India and shared by the two countries' militaries. Show More Summary

Mali insecurity continues, migrating to country's center: UN

Insecurity in Mali "continues to rage" and is progressing toward the center of the country, according to an interim UN report. Members of Plateforme, an armed pro-government coalition, and the CMA rebel alliance, who were signatories...Show More Summary

In Mosul, hundreds fear arrest for sharing names with jihadists

Since jihadists were pushed out of Mosul, Mohammed has not left his home. Although he never joined the Islamic State (IS) group, he shares a name with one of its fighters and fears arrest. Like hundreds of others, the 24-year-old Iraqi father of two has not dared to approach security forces for fear of being detained because of his name. Show More Summary

Silvio Berlusconi: Italy's eternal comeback king

Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media mogul who has dominated Italian politics for more than two decades, has stepped back into the ring at the age of 81, defying those who dared to believe he had thrown in the towel. Despite sexShow More Summary

How one French farmer shunned modern technology for the peasant way of life

Jean-Bernard Huon's manual approach to subsistence farming makes him a rarity in the European Union's biggest agricultural economy

Inside the Mind of Marine Le Pen by Michel Eltchaninoff review – the same racist far right

The president of the Front National is a skilful operator who pretends to represent something new. This book looks closely at her words During the campaign for last year’s presidential election, Marine Le Pen presented herself as the...Show More Summary

French festival rejects calls to bar musician who killed girlfriend

Papillons de Nuit festivals says inclusion of Bertrand Cantat based solely on artistic merit The organisers of a music festival in northern France have defied pressure to cancel a performance by a once-idolised French musician who has served a jail term for beating his girlfriend to death. Show More Summary

A munching cow and storm Emma: Thursday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world, including the Holi festival in India and spring in China Continue reading...

Mona Lisa could hit the road on French tour, says culture minister

Travelling exhibition aims to reduce ‘cultural segregation’, says Francoise Nyssen The Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece that has spent nearly all of the past 500 years in Paris, could embark on a rare tour of France, the country’s culture minister said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen charged for posting violent Isis images on Twitter

French far-right leader could face up to three years in prison over photos tweeted in 2015 Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right Front National, has been charged over photographs she tweeted showing gruesome images of purported atrocities by Islamic State. Show More Summary

Paris: nerves abound at first Lanvin show under Chinese owner

Did designer Olivier Lapidus do enough to keep his job at France’s oldest fashion house? Lanvin, the oldest surviving house in French fashion, took to the Paris catwalk on Wednesday for its first outing since being bought by Fosun, the Chinese conglomerate that also owns Club Med. Show More Summary

Dior delivers 1960s feminism to a new generation in Paris

Maria Grazia Chiuri continues theme of female empowerment but with a more tomboyish edge Maria Grazia Chiuri, the first female designer of Christian Dior, has a specific idea as to her role in the new wave of feminism. Fashion, she believes, represents the public face of femininity. Show More Summary

French press review 3 March 2018

Another terrorist attack on Ouagadougou raises new questions about France's military presence in Africa.

Indian diamond traders robbed of €300k in Paris metro station

Robbers have made off with gems worth 300,000 euros snatched from two Indian diamond traders as they were entering a Paris metro station, a source close to the investigation said on Friday.

French government says Burkina situation ‘under control’

The situation is "under control" at France's embassy and cultural institute in Ouagadougou, the foreign ministry  in Paris said, after attacks on French interests in Burkina Faso's capital Friday.

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