The Cross of Lorraine towers over De Gaulle’s grave at Colombey-les-deux-Églises. Photograph: AP

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Lorraine, a conflict fought over what, as far as I know, is one of only two French départements pop(...)

Emergency services at Dublin Airport were alerted and mobilised to locations along the runway ahead of the jet’s return this afternoon. File photograph: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A passenger jet was forced to return to Dublin Airport today after the crew reported a problem with their landing gear soon after take-off.Air France(...)

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For the first two scenes of Olivier Dahan’s peculiar hagiography of Princess Grace, the director shoots his heroine from the rear. Nicole Kidman manag(...)

French peacekeeping soldiers leave their base in Mpoko international airport in Bangui last December. Photograph: Emmanuel Braun/Reuters

The road from Bangui to Brussels goes through Paris, literally and figuratively. Catherine Samba Panza, the interim president of the Central A(...)

Ballycotton, Co Cork

Fairly quickly into our interview, BBC journalist, broadcaster and author Jeremy Paxman picks apart my observation that west Cork seems to me, at leas(...)