Three’s company: Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock and Klara Kristin in Love

For the second time this year, critics are risking ridicule for declaring a supposedly sexually explicit film “boring”. You know how it goes. Oh, y(...)

The “survivors’ issue” of Charlie Hebdo sold eight million copies worldwide, and the wave of post-massacre sympathy brought 270,000 subscriptions. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Twelve people were murdered at Charlie Hebdo’s office on January 7th. Eight more, including three jihadist gunmen, would die in the three-day rampage (...)

French secondary school teachers take part in a demonstration against  curriculum reforms in Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat

Tens of thousands of French teachers marched in Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse on Tuesday, demanding a repeal of the r(...)

Syrian soldiers at the Temple of Bel, an ancient stone ruin, in Palmyra before it fell to Islamic State. Syrian state television reported tonight that Islamic State, which has  destroyed antiquities and ancient monuments in Iraq, was trying to enter the city’s historical sites. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times 1:07

Islamic State militants stormed the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, seizing it from government forces in fierce fighting as civilians were evacua(...)

File photograph of French cartoonist Luz, who works for satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Luz has said he will no longer draw the prophet Mohammad. File photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

One of the few cartoonists to survive an Islamist militant attack on France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine is leaving the publication, saying he can no lon(...)

Emmanuel Todd has built his career as an author and public intellectual on a combination of scientific analysis, opinion and provocation. In 1976, he foretold the fall of the Soviet Union, 15 years before it occurred. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

The official, politically correct version of the jihadist attacks in which 20 people were killed in Paris last January portrays Charlie Hebdo magazine(...)

Paris: Li Jinyuan, president of the Chinese Tiens conglomerate, brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France, staying in Paris and the Cote d’Azur. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

This is the kind of junket that must have Fáilte Ireland chomping at the bit. Earlier this month, Li Jinyuan, president of the Chinese Tiens conglomer(...)

Cityjet said on Monday that it is cutting the two services from June 30th after Cardiff Airport’s authorities decided to support another airline to fly the routes in direct competition with the Dublin-based carrier.

Cityjet is axing its services from Cardiff to both Edinburgh and Paris after the Welsh airport backed a rival to the Irish airline on the two routes.C(...)

File picture taken on November 4th, 2006 in Clichy-sous-Bois, northern Paris, shows a giant picture of two teenagers Zyed Benna and Bouna Traore. Photograph: Olivier Laban-Mattei/AFP/Getty Images

A French court has acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two teenagers in a blighted Paris suburb a decade ago that p(...)

UNDATED -- BC-TRAVEL-TIMES-PARIS-LEFT-BANK-ART-NYTSF -- Saturday Evening: At the Eiffel Tower, experience lÕheure bleue, that magical twilight when the whole city is suffused in an ethereal light. Two elevators will whoosh you to the top (or, if youÕre feeling dauntless, tackle the 1,665 steps. Or cross the river and, within sight of the tower, join the ballroom dancers at the Trocadero. (CREDIT: Chris Carmichael for The New York Times) 5:43

While the Right Bank of Paris has seen internationalism and the irrepressible rise of “bobos”, the Left Bank has been able to preserve the soul of (...)