Court artist sketch dated September 26th, 2017, by Elizabeth Cook of Ouissem Medouni (40) and his partner Sabrina Kouider (35) who have been found guilty of murdering their French nanny Sophie Lionnet. Photograph: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

A jury at the Old Bailey in London on Thursday convicted a French couple of murdering their French au pair girl near Wimbledon, motivated by a paranoi(...)

Emilie Konig, a 33-year-old French woman suspected of recruiting fighters for  Islamic State and now in the custody of the Kurdish Syrian  People’s Protection Units, speaking at an undisclosed location in Syria. Her future is uncertain. In Baghdad, more than 40 foreign women accused of joining Isis have  been sentenced to death. Photograph: YPG press office/AFP/Getty Images

In a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter and begged for help. Boutoutao (29) is(...)

Starbucks is to be paid €7.15 billion (€5.99 billion) by Swiss-based food giant Nestlé for global market licensing of the US coffee shop chain’s products. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Both the Irish and UK stock exchanges were closed on Monday, however their European peers were open and shares closed higher on the day, supported by (...)

Many secondary schools have “bring your own device” policies to allow students use smartphones or tablets for educational purposes in some classes

Parents and students are to be consulted on whether smartphones should be allowed in schools. The use of smartphones and tablet devices among young p(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Donald  Trump also signed on to an unusually strong statement that accused Russia of being behind the “first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the second world war”. Photograph:  Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Nato’s leading powers closed ranks against Vladimir Putin on Thursday as the US unveiled new sanctions against Moscow and joined with France and Germa(...)

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault: latest results bolster his position in the face of government demands for a clearer succession plan

French carmaker Renault posted record sales and profit for 2017, bolstering Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn’s position in the face of government demands (...)

If Ireland complete the Six Nations Grand Slam this year Rory Best will have the third best success rate as captain. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

If Ireland go on to complete the job this season, an umbilical link between the most successful captains in the history of Irish rugby and the Six Nat(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire believes tax payments from tech giants  should be financing roads and schools. Photograph: Getty

The European Union must lead the way on taxing global technology companies by adopting legislation early next year that would ensure they pay billions(...)

Concern over the safety of children online has prompted a call for a smartphone ban in schools. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Primary teachers have played down calls for a ban on smartphones in schools on the basis that most have long-standing policies which prohibit mobile p(...)

Police have reportedly been called to supermarkets in France after a 70 per cent discount on Nutella sent shoppers into a frenzy. File photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The French government will discuss ways of limiting special promotions on food items at its next cabinet meeting on January 31st, after shoppers shout(...)

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