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French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin with Pope Francis at the Vatican on  November 11th, 2016. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

A high-ranking French Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was convicted on Thursday of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse in his d(...)

UBS was hit with a €3.7bn penalty for recruiting clients in France and helping them evade taxes. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann

In May 2011, a scared employee from Swiss bank UBS was summoned without warning or explanation to meet French government officials outside the Louis V(...)

Bologna, Italy

You made it through January, it must be time to reward yourself by planning a weekend away in the spring. There is nothing wrong with the classics – s(...)

Many European mainlanders remember ‘the squelch of carts laden with possessions on muddy tracks’. Above, the evacuation of Paris in 1940. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does the EU want? This simple question has foxed Brits throughout the Brexit talks. It is alleged that Brussels is desperate to retain Britain; t(...)

A computer-generated image of the new Staycity and Premier Inn development.

Irish aparthotel group Staycity will add another location to its portfolio as part of a £203 million (€233 million) regeneration of London’s Paddingto(...)

 Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini attends a press conference  in Rome earlier this month. Photograph: Riccardo Antimiani/EPA

Historically and culturally, France and Italy are extremely close. Trade between the two countries represents a whopping €200 million daily. Yet relat(...)

Bare shelves during the Beast from the East  showed how reliant we are on food from the UK. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish supermarkets are very vulnerable to changed circumstance. That has rarely been clearer than it was at the end of February last year when the few(...)

U2 front man Bono has warned that complacency is emerging in the global fight against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria which, if unchecked, could lead to millions of preventable deaths. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

U2 front man Bono has warned that complacency is emerging in the global fight against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria which, if unchecked, could lead t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: criticised a minority who were “megaphones of a hateful crowd who have lashed out at elected politicians, security forces, journalists, Jews, foreigners, homosexuals”. Photograph:  Michel Euler/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron has called on the nation to unite, stop “hateful” attacks during protests and avoid falling for “false information” o(...)

Les Loges, the Michelin-starred restaurant in the central courtyard at Cour des Loges in Lyon.

Lyon, the self-styled culinary capital of France, is a city steeped in gastronomy, from its 4,000 restaurants – and their 25 Michelin stars – to its b(...)

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