French Guiana

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Close up: Emmanuel Macron during a visit to Evry-Courcouronnes, France, this week. He has been one of the most vocal champions recently of greater separation between media and political power. EPA/Ludovic Marin/EPA

Last Monday, officials from the French prosecutor’s office turned up at the offices of Mediapart, an investigative news website based in Paris, and an(...)

Cajun or creole inspired dirty rice. Photograph: Lilly Higgins

Dirty rice is most commonly found in the creole regions of Southern Louisiana and in other areas of the American South. It’s a quick and easy one-pot (...)

The Ariane 5 rocket carrying the BepiColombo spacecraft lifts off from its launch pad at Kourou in French Guiana in the early hours of Saturday. Photograph: JM Guillon/2018 ESA-CNES-Arianespace via AP.

A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to examine the solar system’s smallest and least-explored planet(...)

Cyrille Regis: died suddenly at the age of 59. Photograph: Reuters/File

A flood of tributes has greeted the sad and shocking news that Cyrille Regis, the former West Brom and England striker, has died aged 59. Regis, who(...)

Volkswagen has revealed its updated ID Crozz concept car at its regular pre-show bash ahead of the Frankfurt motor show

Volkswagen has revealed its updated ID Crozz concept car at its regular pre-show bash ahead of the Frankfurt motor show. The ID Crozz had been seen be(...)

Fumigating to prevent dengue, chikunguya and Zika virus at El Angel cemetery, in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Martin Mejia/AP Photo

Pregnant women are being advised to consider postponing travel to areas affected by Zika amid global concern at the spread of the mosquito-borne virus(...)

A man fumigating a house in Mexico City, Mexico as part of the country’s campaign against the Zika virus. Photograph: Mexican Secretary Office of Health/EPA

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its travel warning to another eight countries or territories that pose a risk of infe(...)

File image of a March 2008 launch from the European Space Agency’s Kourou facility in French Guiana. Photograph: Stephane Corvaja/ESA via Getty Images

The European Space Agency has an important launch on Wednesday from its Kourou launch pad in French Guiana. The launch is a flight-test of a reusable (...)

Tullow chief executive officer Aidan Heavey: Tulllow says job cuts are likely to result from an internal review designed to deliver “long-term cost savings and efficiencies” across the exploration group.     Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tullow Oil has not ruled out laying off some of the 140 staff at its Irish office as the exploration and production group moves to cut jobs as part o(...)

Experts watch their screens at the control centre of the European Space Agency in Darmstadt, Germany. Photograph: Boris Roessler/AP

A European spacecraft has become the first in history to rendezvous with a comet after a seven-minute burn of the probe’s thrusters brought it within (...)

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