A model presents a creation by French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere as part of his Spring/Summer 2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week today. Photograph: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

Paris fashion week ended today in spectacular style with the Louis Vuitton show, which took place in the new museum of contemporary art, Fondation (...)

Pharmacists hold a banner reading “Our health – Not at the supermarket” as they demonstrate during a national protest against a government reform plan to deregulate their profession in Nantes on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

in Paris A strike yesterday by thousands of pharmacists, doctors, dentists, lawyers, notaries and other members of liberal professions was the latest(...)

A Liberian burial squad carries the body of a suspected Ebola victim in the slum area of Logan Town outside Monrovia today. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The UN mission to combat Ebola wants to see significant progress in fighting the deadly disease within 60 days, including ensuring that 70 per cent(...)

Twickenham will host 10 games, including the final, at the   Rugby World Cup  next year. Photograph: PA Wire.

Demand for next year’s Rugby World Cup has been so high that ballots will take place for some seats for every match to determine who gets tickets. At(...)

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil (right) has a laugh alongside Jack Wilshere (left) and Tomas Rosicky (centre) during a training session at London Colney, Hertfordshire.  Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Arsenal will be without midfielder Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) and captain Mikel Arteta (calf) for tomorrow night’s Champions League Group D match aga(...)

The tower of the new European Central bank (ECB) (R) is pictured next to the former market hall ‘Grossmarkthalle’ at the site of the new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European Central Bank’s new banking watchdog will establish a whistleblower system to get tips on banks that may be breaking its rules and will se(...)

Passengers form a queue at an Air France ticketing counter at the Nice Cote d’Azur international airport. The pilots strike cost an estimated €300 million, without counting damage to the tourism sector. Photograph: Patrice Masante/Reuters

France provided yet another example of its inability to change through the two-week long Air France pilots’ strike. Traffic should return to normal to(...)

Grenoble’s centre Chris Farrell scores during the match against Racing Métro. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty

In France’s Top 14, Grenoble continued their impressive home form with a win over Racing Métro in Stade des Alpes. The 27-25 victory handed the Irish(...)

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It may seem odd on the second last day of the ninth month (which is really the seventh) to write about the fifth of the 10th month (though it’s really(...)

 Models walk the runway during the Celine show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 yesterday. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The Indian summer drawing out crowds in Paris chimed with the spring/summer collections for 2015 which continued in the French capital at the weekend.(...)