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Protesters against the destruction of the Amazon rainforest shout slogans against Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaroin front of the Brazilian embassy in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

France has joined Ireland and other EU nations in threatening not to ratify one of the world’s biggest trade deals unless Brazil does more to fight fi(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on environment and social equality to business leaders in Paris, on the eve of the G7 summit. Photograph: Michel Spingler/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron wants the three-day G7 summit that he will host in Biarritz from Saturday to “lay the foundations of a new democratic(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: has encouraged a return to the cold war-era view of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact as a response to the appeasement of Hitler by Britain, France and other European states. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik

Five states that were victims of an infamous Nazi-Soviet pact have urged Europe to fight disinformation and attempts to rewrite history, 80 years afte(...)

US financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in July, on charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14. File photograph: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout via Reuters

France has opened a preliminary inquiry to see if late US financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any under(...)

Migrants celebrate aboard the ‘Ocean Viking’ rescue ship, jointly operated by French NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF Doctors without Borders) on August 23, 2019, as six EU countries agreed to take them in after 14 days at sea. Photograph: ANNE CHAON/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has agreed to accept an as-yet undisclosed number of migrants from the Ocean Viking ship, which has been drifting in the Mediterranean (...)

Protesters with a banner gather for a demonstration organised by climate change activists from Extinction Rebellion outside the Brazilian embassy in central London on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission has said it supports the call from French president Emmanuel Macron to discuss the Amazon rainforest fires at the G7 meeting i(...)

Take5: this Haut-Vienne smallholding includes this main house, a two-bedroom gite, a swimming pool, outhouses and a vegetable garden

Kate O’Shea Auctioneer & Valuer is seeking €235,000 for this three-bedroom bungalow (below) in Garryhinch, Portarlington, Co Laois. Tak(...)

Joe Schmidt: “We’re going to have to be cleaner than clean.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt assuredly spoke for many coaches yesterday when airing his concerns over the heightened risk of losing players to yellow or red cards, and(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson and  French president Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace after their meeting. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron’s meeting with British prime minister Boris Johnson ended on a hopeful note on Thursday, with the French government s(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy: ‘Since March 2014, when Russia’s membership of the G8 was suspended, nothing has changed.’ Photograph: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters

Ukraine and its major European allies have criticised US president Donald Trump’s suggestion that Russia should be readmitted to the G7 club of rich n(...)

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