Markit’s manufacturing index fell to a two-month low of 47.3 from 48.8 in September, new figures show

France’s business downturn deteriorated in October to an eight-month low as firms cut prices at the fastest rate since the global financial crisis in (...)

Martine Aubry of the French Socialist Party  “It’s not too late to succeed, on condition we take the right path for the next two years.”   Photograph: Samuel Dietz/Getty Images

President François Hollande must have dreaded the day when Martine Aubry would break her silence. The mayor of Lille remains “la dame des 35 heures”, (...)

After seven years in the realm of concept the Cactus has finally blossomed into production and is proving to be one of the pleasant motoring surprises(...)

Wagon trains of German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) are seen at a freight railway station in the western city of Hagen . Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

A second day of weak German data sent European markets into retreat today with stocks, the euro and periphery euro zone government debt all knocked by(...)

Peugeot’s 208 Hybrid Air concept uses light weight and compressed air to hit 141mpg.

The French government has set its national car makers (in which it has quite significant ownership once again) the challenge of putting a car capable (...)

Air France has offered to scrap a central part of a plan to shift most of its European operations to low-cost carrier Transavia. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Air France’s leading pilots’ union has ended a 14-day strike that crippled air traffic and led to condemnation from the French government.The SNPL uni(...)

A frame grab from a video released by Jund al-Khilafah, an affiliate of Islamic State, on Tuesday purportedly showing Hervé Gourdel with an armed captor in Algeria.

President François Hollande last night confirmed the “cowardly, cruel, shameful murder” of Hervé Gourdel (55), the French mountain guide kidnapped by(...)

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn’s five year term as commissioner for research, innovation and science comes to an end in November. File photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland’s outgoing EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn has been awarded the Légion d’Honneur by French president Francois Hollande, the highest hono(...)

New 508 arrives later this month with prices starting at €26,750

Peugeot’s post-crisis tagline is “back in the race” but the message from the launch of a revised 508 is very much that the brand is still in the race.(...)

For the second time in four months French President François Hollande has reshuffled his Socialist government, this time in response to a cabinet spli(...)