A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

Late last year Carlos  Ghosn was ousted as Nissan chairman, and arrested in Tokyo on financial misconduct charges of underreporting his salary.  Ghosn has said the charges were “meritless”.  Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

France’s Renault intends to restart merger talks with Japan’s Nissan within 12 months, after which it will set sight on a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler Aut(...)

EU public sector sites are  unintentionally serving as platforms for online commercial surveillance, a new report states. File photograph: Getty Images

In yet another sign of how broken the barely-regulated ad-based business model of the web is, a disturbing report this week shows that EU government a(...)

Alexandre Holroyd: ‘We should do anything in our power to have an orderly Brexit, whatever that means, a structured Brexit that doesn’t create crisis on either side of the Channel or in Ireland’

Alexandre Holroyd, age 31, is the Franco-British son of a British businessman and a French speech therapist. He grew up in the Little Paris neighbourh(...)

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(...)

Dieppe harbour in northwest France. As Brexit approaches, the ports of the English Channel and the North Sea are preparing for the worst. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

Pauline Schnapper, professor of contemporary British civilisation at the Sorbonne, is quoted often in French media as a leading expert on Brexit. “I a(...)

Pope Francis called this week’s Rome meeting to raise awareness globally about clerical child sexual abuse, highlighting it is not just a “western” problem. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A four-day meeting of Catholic bishops and other senior clergy begins at the Vatican on Thursday to address the issue of clerical child sexual abuse. (...)

 Protesters from the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ movement clash with French riot police near the Invalides during a demonstration in Paris, France. Photograph: Julien de rosa/EPA

A Paris court said on Sunday it had begun an investigation into anti-Semitic insults hurled at French philosopher and intellectual Alain Finkielkraut (...)

The solution to the French ban on alcohol advertising in the Wales v France match was to substitute the word Greatness for Guinness.

Rugby was just one of the games going on during the opening Guinness Six Nations match between France and Wales in Paris. The other one involved the (...)

Air France and KLM merged in 2004, and have operated semi-independently since then, with the French government owning a 14 per cent stake.  Photograph: Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg

Air France-KLM is discussing whether to replace Dutch unit head Pieter Elbers over concerns he may not fully support chief executive Ben Smith’s plans(...)

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