Clerys: liquidated last June.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Cheyne Capital, the London hedge fund that gave the developer Deirdre Foley the financial welly for her €29 million Natrium buyout of Clerys, has chan(...)

Place de la République: Small gathering leaves impression of  government turned in upon itself, under siege. Photograph: EPA

The Place de la République in northeastern Paris is near the scenes of almost all the jihadist attacks that blighted France last year. Since the Janua(...)

French ministers at a ceremony to remember victims of terror attacks in Paris, France. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

France honoured the victims of Islamist militant attacks last year in a silent ceremony on Sunday, almost a year to the day when more than a million p(...)

Holiday ereading: Kindles and other devices are easy to hold on the beach, to pack and to travel with. Photograph: Eyeswideopen/Getty

The sun is out, the cream is on, the laptop is locked and a new book lies waiting. This is the stuff that summer holidays are made of, but the reality(...)

Georges Braque. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Was Picasso the misfortune of Braque?” asks Brigitte Leal, the commissioner of the splendid Georges Braque retrospective at the Grand Palais. Picasso(...)

Chris Froome after defending the overall race leader’s yellow jersey during stage 11 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

WILLIAM FOTHERINGHAMat Mont Saint-MichelThe tides which sweep across the tidal flats around this legendary monastery-cum-fortress were compared by Vic(...)