Air France jets at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris. An Air France flight from the airport was escorted by US fighter jets to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two US F-15 fighter jets to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonym(...)

A tourist at the Eiffel Tower as an information board announces it   is temporarily closed. Photograph: Remy de la Mauviniere/AP

A strike closed the Eiffel Tower for most of Friday as staff demanded more help to deal with pickpockets operating around the Paris landmark, tower o(...)

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(...)