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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(...)

Gilets jaunes protesters in Biarritz, southwest France. Photograph: Iroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty Images

The French political and economic landscape looks like the Champs-Élysées the morning after a riot by the gilets jaunes, the yellow-vested demonstrato(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron with  British prime minister Theresa May and US president Donald Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily. Macron has received praise internationally for his dealings with foreign leaders. Photograph:  Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

In less than a month, the election of Emmanuel Macron has transformed France for the better, though there’s an underlying anxiety that pride in the yo(...)

 The French economy grew stronger-than-expected 0.6 per cent in the first quarter after growing 0.4 per cent the previous three months, the INSEE national statistics agency said on Monday. (Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)

The French economy grew stronger-than-expected 0.6 per cent in the first quarter after growing 0.4 per cent the previous three months, the INSEE nati(...)

The stronger French performance contrasted with a slowdown in the United States and Britain, which both reported this week a lower pace of growth than previously

French growth accelerated more than expected at the start of the year with the strongest increase in consumer spending since 2004 and a pick-up in bus(...)

French Finance minister Michel Sapin arrives before a meeting with the Iranian president at the Elysee Palace. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/Getty Images

French growth slowed only slightly in the final quarter of 2015 despite the November attacks by Islamist militants in Paris, as a rebound in business (...)

Exports were a bright spot, up 1.7 per cent in the second quarter after growing by 1.3 per cent in the first quarter

The French economy came to an unexpected standstill in the three months to June after a strong first quarter, as a jump in exports was not strong eno(...)

Flat business investment remains a drag on the improving economic outlook for the euro zone’s second-largest economy

French firms will benefit from bigger tax rebates on their investments as part of reforms announced on Wednesday to boost business activity.Flat busin(...)

President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government expects growth of just 0.4 per cent this year

France’s economy is on course to grow 0.1 per cent in the final quarter of the year, led by modest gains in industrial and services activity, the cent(...)

French economy minister Arnaud Montebourg (left) and president Francois Hollande.  Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The French economy came to a standstill in the first quarter, official estimates showed on Friday, and economists said the outlook for the rest of the(...)

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