Anne Sinclair. Photograph: Joshua Roberts  / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Review: The ex-wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn chronicles the Nazis’ mass theft of her family’s art treasures

Martine Aubry of the French Socialist Party  “It’s not too late to succeed, on condition we take the right path for the next two years.”   Photograph: Samuel Dietz/Getty Images

An influential voice on the left, Aubry worsens François Hollande’s predicament

Economy minister Emmanuel Macron speaking with ecology minister Ségolène Royal, who had caved in to pressure from lorry drivers. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/Reuters

European partners losing patience with Paris over refusal to make deeper cuts

Peter Englund of the Swedish Academy steps out of his office yesterday to announce France’s  Patrick Modiano as the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/Reuters

Novelist Patrick Modiano tugs at the threads of memory, writes Lara Marlowe

President Obama had asked Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan to do more when they met  at the September Nato summit in Wales. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Obama administration ‘frustrated’ by Erdogan’s lack of action

Turkish Kurds on the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, watch smoke rise following an air strike in the Syrian town of Kobani, where fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces intensified yesterday. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo

Analysis: air strikes have failed and a daring realpolitik strategy remains unlikely

Writer Michel Déon celebrates his 95th birthday at the Académie française with his wife Chantal and the perpetual secretary of the Académie, Hélène Carrére d’Encausse. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

A French literary giant with strong links to Ireland

German troops marching in Paris after the Nazi occupation of France.

Irish College unveils plaque for 50 Irish who served France in second World War

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin attends a news conference to announce the 2015 Budget Project. The French government unveiled its 2015 budget on Wednesday, setting out how it would bring its public deficit to within EU limits two years later than planned in what it said was a plan that fitted the weak economic environment. Photograph: Reuters/John Schults

Paris promises cuts of €21bn as 3% deficit target is pushed out to 2017

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