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(...)

Activists of the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and for Citizens’ Action demonstrate inside an Apple Store during a protest against tax evasion in Aix-en-Provence,  France, last week. Photograph:  Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

French authorities have ordered Apple to pay additional taxes believed to run into hundreds of millions of euro, following an examination of the US te(...)

Cars and trucks exit the DFDS Seaways Newhaven-Dieppe ferry ’Cote d’Albatre’ in  October  2018 in Dieppe’s harbour, northwestern France. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

Political and business leaders from Normandy visited Dublin last week to discuss contingency plans for Brexit including cargo ships travelling directl(...)

 Carlos Ghosn remains behind bars in Tokyo on allegations of financial misconduct at Japanese carmaking partner Nissan

Carlos Ghosn has resigned as chief executive and chairman of Renault, according to the French government, paving the way for his successors to be anno(...)

Protesters wearing Pikachu hats take part in a Women’s Gilets Jaunes protest in front of the Eiffel Tower on January 20th. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Though it started as a protest over fuel taxes, the still simmering ‘Gilets Jaunes’ revolt in France quickly morphed into anger over income inequality(...)

Carlos Ghosn repeated his intent to clear his name in court in a statement released on Monday. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Carlos Ghosn’s latest request for bail was rejected by a Tokyo court on Tuesday, despite the ousted Nissan chairman offering to wear an electronic ank(...)

Mitsubishi president and chief executive Osamu Masuko and the company’s lawyer, Kei Umebayashi, attend a news conference after a board meeting in Tokyo. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Arrested auto executive Carlos Ghosn improperly received €7.8 million in compensation from a joint venture (JV) between Nissan and Mitsubishi, the com(...)

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