A group of Irish investors in a Radisson Blu Hotel in Southern France launched a High Court challenge Tuesday against AIB bank’s threat to take over t(...)

The former French interior minister Charles Pasqua, who has died aged 88, was a totem of the French right, influential in shaping its hardline policie(...)

Manufacturing  was down again in China in July, the fifth month in a row of contraction in the sector.  Photograph:  Natalie Behring/Reuters

China’s factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell, dashing hopes that the(...)

Migrants walk in the proximity of the Eurotunnel rail terminal in Coquelles near the northern French port of Calais on August 2, 2015. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

Landlords in Britain who fail to remove illegal immigrants who do not have the right to live in the UK – or who do not carry out checks on their statu(...)

Migrants walk near the Eurotunnel rail terminal in Coquelles near the northern French port of Calais. The European Union is offering funds and aid to help France cope with growing numbers. Photograph:  Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images.

The European Union is offering funds and aid to help France cope with growing numbers of migrants near the northern city of Calais. It comes as thousa(...)

People look on  as workers disassemble an elevator on the public beach near the Saudi King’s villa in the Golfe-Juan seaside resort in Vallauris, southeastern France, on Monday. Photograph: Valery hache/AFP/Getty Images.

Saudi Arabian King Salman has left the south of France for Morocco, cutting short a planned three-week stay after a petition from some 150,000 resi(...)

Migrants who were blocking the Eurotunnel ramp for trucks  are pushed back by policemen at Coquelles near Calais. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Britain and France have urged other EU states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to mak(...)

Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)

Portugal’s Alentejo region is wild and rugged, with coastal paths leading down to tiny coves

Excruciating is how people describe the pain you feel when you step on the spines of a Weaver fish. Imagine my delight when said fish appeared on t(...)

Caherdaniel, Co Kerry Getting there: From Caherdaniel on the N70 (Ring of Kerry road) follow the signs for D(...)