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Emmanuel Macron. For 10 days this month, the French president hunkered down in the Élysée Palace, pondering where it all went wrong. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Looking back on Emmanuel Macron’s election and inauguration in May 2017, one cannot help feeling a little sad for Macron and for France. One remembers(...)

 Iliad founder Xavier Niel is backing entrepreneurs with unconventional backgrounds

Once a prolific car thief who did time in prison, Tally Fofana now has a billionaire’s backing as he seeks to turn knowledge gained from his criminal (...)

 Two original railway boxcars from the Westerbork transit camp at the memorial centre in Hooghalen, the Netherlands. Photograph: Siese Veenstra/EPA

The Dutch state-owned rail company has said it will pay compensation to survivors and relatives of those transported by their trains to the Nazi death(...)

People wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers’ protest against higher fuel prices, block the toll both in Antibes, France. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

A motorist accidentally hit and killed a protester taking part in a campaign of road blockades across France on Saturday, as thousands gathered on mot(...)

Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris: after months of rolling SNCF strikes, the public has grown tired. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty

France’s parliament overwhelmingly approved a Bill overhauling the indebted state-run rail company SNCF on Wednesday, handing a significant victory to(...)

Winning ways: Emmanuel Macron at his victory rally in Paris after being elected president, in May 2017. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty

President Emmanuel Macron likes to convince people. In manner and method, he is unlike his predecessors. Nicolas Sarkozy cajoled and bullied. François(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls: his  remarkable rehabilitation from injury forced Johann van Graan to make a selection decision in the back three. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Racing 92 v Munster Kick-off: 3.15pm, Sunday. Venue: U Arena. On TV: Live on BT sport. Ronan O’Gara, the late Anthony Foley, Donnacha Ryan (...)

A protester throws a container during clashes with police  in Paris on Thursday. Photograph:  Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images

A far-left union bid to turn a protest on Thursday over a shakeup of the state railways into a bigger show of resistance to President Emmanuel Macron(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron sits inside a classroom at a school in Berd’huis, west of Paris,  prior to a TV interview. Photograph: Yoan Valat/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron said he would persevere with railway reform “until the end” during his first comments on the SNCF railway strike on T(...)

Anasse Kazib, signalman and Sud Rail labour union member, talks during a meeting at the Gare du Nord train station on the second day of a nationwide strike by French SNCF railway workers, in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

President Emmanuel Macron’s prime minister said on Thursday the government would not back down in a shake-up of France’s state-owned SNCF railways, pr(...)

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