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“I am going to make you love literature,” Gabrielle Russier told her first students at the lycée Nord Marseille in September 1967. Russier had married(...)

Giving it Socks: Bill Clinton’s cat poses for the press corps on the White House lawn in 1999. Photograph: Robert Giroux/Getty Images

As you will now be aware, Kamala Harris, recently confirmed Democratic candidate for US vice-president, is both Wall Street’s favourite cop and the ad(...)

Playwright Nancy Harris: Her new play The Beacon opens at the Gate Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In a home that doubles as an artist’s studio, on an island off the coast of west Cork, a newcomer inspects a recently revealed abstract painting and o(...)

The G7 wives: the message is that women don’t really have business of their own. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/AFP/Getty

It was Donald Tusk on Instagram that did it. Four wives of world leaders – Melania Trump, Brigitte Macron, Malgorzata Tusk and Akie Abe – dressed in a(...)

Firefighters work to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in Brazil’s Amazon region. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, says he will only consider accepting an aid package to help put out fires raging across the Amazon rainforest if h(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron  shake hands as they hold a press conference on the closing day of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France on Monday. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron announced significant progress on defusing tension between US president Donald Trump and the governments of Iran and (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  and French president Emmanuel Macron: met to discuss the way ahead. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin

President Emmanuel Macron positioned himself as an intermediary between Russia, Europe and the G7 group of the world’s leading democracies by receivin(...)

People outside Saint Sulpice  participate in the Chrism Mass as part of Holy Week, as bells ring in tribute to Notre Dame Cathedral. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

Bells rang all over France in a magnificent homage to Notre Dame cathedral at 6.50pm on Wednesday, 48 hours after a devastating fire broke out in the (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  during a welcome ceremony prior to a meeting with Prince Albert II of Monaco in Monte Carlo on Sunday.  Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron is stretching his political philosophy of constructive ambiguity to the limit during the state visit of the Chinese p(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron with Gérard Collomb, who has resigned from his role as  interior minister.   Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

The departure of French interior minister Gérard Collomb is considered the most serious crisis of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency, and marks the third ti(...)

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