François Hollande: intervention in Greek crisis was part of France’s “historically self-imposed vocation to represent the cause of humanity”. Photograph: Charles Platiau/AFP/Getty Images

President François Hollande’s intervention in the Greek crisis was part of France’s “historically self-imposed vocation to represent the cause of hum(...)

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(...)

French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has already become a central figure in the presidency of her former partner François Hollande. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. A decade ago, Ségolène Royal watched helplessly as Valérie Trierweiler, a journalist at Paris Match magazine who(...)

French taxi drivers clash with riot police on the ring-road around Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA 1:55

France’s interior minister called for a nationwide legal clampdown on UberPOP on Thursday, siding with taxi drivers who blockaded major transport hubs(...)

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pass the Brandenburg Gate during the British monarch’s visit to Berlin. Photograph: Stephanie Pilick/EPA 1:25

For decades, British visitors to Germany followed Basil Fawlty’s example and used every opportunity to not mention the war – by mentioning the war. Wh(...)

With 41,682 seats a week Dublin Airport is one of Europe’s leading hubs for transatlantic traffic. It is behind Heathrow (251,000), Paris Charles de Gaulle (130,000), Frankfurt (115,000) and Amsterdam (80,000).  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Following the Government’s decision to sell the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), it has e(...)

 David O Brien: was referring to the Paris airport named after de Gaulle, not the general himself.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It appears that Ryanair will stop at nothing to give it an edge over its rivals, even channelling dead presidents. Chief commercial officer David O’Br(...)

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(...)

The  “Victory Watch” features a distinctive enamel dial showing St George slaying the dragon, with a trident as the hour hand

Sotheby’s has announced that it will offer at auction this autumn “a unique Victory Watch” commissioned for Sir Winston Churchill, the British prime m(...)

Sétif, 300km east of Algiers, in  about 1930, where a protest sparked the massacre of thousands in 1945. Photograph: Roger Viollet/Getty Images/CAP

Some 8,000 Muslim Arabs gathered in the market town of Sétif, 300km east of Algiers, early on the morning of May 8th, 1945. They were ostensibly there(...)