Winning ways: Emmanuel Macron at his victory rally in Paris after being elected president, in May 2017. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty

President Emmanuel Macron likes to convince people. In manner and method, he is unlike his predecessors. Nicolas Sarkozy cajoled and bullied. François(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron: “It’s not about friendship or being buddies  . . . Macron thinks he can say things to Trump, on climate change, on the Iran nuclear deal, that no one else can.” File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron will revisit the theme of the necessity for liberal democrats to confront authoritarian populism in an address to a j(...)

Xavier Niel was the first in France to make an electronic box that combines internet, telephone and television services, through his company Free, in 1999. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

You don’t amass a fortune valued at more than €8 billion by being a nice guy. Yet there is something disarming about Xavier Niel’s laid-back manner, t(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron kisses his wife Brigitte  during the handover ceremony in Paris, in  May  2017. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

A new biography of French first lady Brigitte Macron says her husband penned a racy novel inspired by their early romance, when he was still a teenage(...)

Brigitte Macron: ‘We have breakfast together, me with my wrinkles, him with his freshness.’  Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

It’s too early to conjecture what President Emmanuel Macron’s legacy will be, but his long love affair with his wife, Brigitte, who is 24 years and ei(...)

Emmanuel Macron’s plummeting popularity results largely from his determination to comply with the EU’s 3% cap on deficit spending. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

As Emmanuel Macron approaches his 100th day in office, hope that he would reconcile the French with both each other and free market economics is fadin(...)

  Brigitte  and Emmanuel Macron: Ms Macron is waiting for her situation to be clarified, as her husband promised during his presidential campaign. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Brigitte Macron has kept a low profile since her husband Emmanuel’s inauguration on May 14th last. On Bastille Day, Donald Trump marvelled that Ms Ma(...)

U2 performing The Joshua Tree at Croke Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

U2 has released video footage of parts of last Saturday night’s concert in Croke Park, including the four-plane flyover that wowed 80,000 fans in the (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with US president Donald Trump, next to Melania Trump, during the Bastille Day military parade in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

The Promenade des Anglais fell silent at 10.34 last night, the exact moment when a Tunisian lorry driver started his rampage down the seafront in Nice(...)

 French President Emmanuel Macron during his formal inauguration ceremony  in the  Elysee presidential Palace. Photograph: Francois Mori/AFP/Getty Images

There were smiles and tears, solemnity and joy, in the salle des fêtes for Emmanuel Macron’s inauguration. Laurent Fabius, the president of the Const(...)

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