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Ikea’s manual offers a series of 20 “bedroom positions”.

Property was once declared the new porn, but that was in the heady days of the last boom before the market collapsed. Now, it seems, interiors are the(...)

 A “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) anti-government demonstrator holds up the French flag as he stands before  a fire during protests in the western French city of Bordeaux on Saturday. Photograph: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

France’s “yellow vest” demonstrators kept numerous roads across the country blocked on Saturday as groups of protesters marched in city centres, but t(...)

The main corporate news came courtesy of French construction group Vinci, which agreed to acquire control of Gatwick Airport for £2.9 billion (€3.2 billion), seizing its chance to add a major London hub to its aviation portfolio

The Euro Stoxx 50 index sank 1.2 per cent on Thursday, entering a bear market, as European equities failed to sustain optimism from the Wednesday rall(...)

Gilets jaunes protesters in Biarritz, southwest France. Photograph: Iroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty Images

The French political and economic landscape looks like the Champs-Élysées the morning after a riot by the gilets jaunes, the yellow-vested demonstrato(...)

John Dowling: “Adorable, always good-humoured and very, very intelligent”. Photograph: Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci/PA

It is not unusual to hear praise for the dead. But the praise yesterday from students and colleagues of John Dowling, the 66-year-old Irish lecturer m(...)

Ham Sandwich by Geraldine O’Neill,  Courtesy Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Eve ate an apple, discovered the truth of everything, and got kicked out of Eden for her pains. It was a pomegranate that kept Persephone in the under(...)

The hugely successful writer Dan Brown advises on ideas, locations, research, suspense and dialogue. Photograph: Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage

The piano music is insistent, melodramatic. The scene begins under a vaulted ceiling and medieval candelabra reminiscent of the Great Hall in Game of (...)

‘Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)’ by Amedeo Modigliani during a Sotheby’s preview of the May Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, in New York. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

When it was first exhibited in Paris in 1917, Amedeo Modigliani’s female nude Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) caused such a stir that the police were c(...)

The new owner of Belfast International Airport, France’s Vinci, posted a 4.9 per cent rise in first-quarter sales. Photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

The new owner of Belfast International Airport, France’s Vinci, posted a 4.9 per cent rise in first-quarter sales, helped by acquisitions, robust conc(...)

 National Economic Council director Gary Cohn . Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

European shares opened lower on Wednesday after the resignation of Donald Trump’s economic adviser Gary Cohn, seen as a bulwark against protectionist (...)

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