French president Emmanuel Macron   at a ceremony marking the centenary of the end of the first World War at  the Douaumont Ossuary cemetery  near Verdun. Photograph:  Ludovic Marin/AP

The forest of Compiègne opens onto a desolate glade, blanketed by fog on a recent autumn morning. Workers were draining the soaked earth and covering (...)

Britain’s former Brexit minister David Davis at a meeting of the pro-Brexit European Research Group in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

As MPs left Westminster on Thursday for a three-week recess to attend their party conferences, Theresa May’s allies had an unexpected spring in their (...)

US president Donald Trump reacts as pastor Paula White tells him she has a bible to give  him at a dinner hosted for evangelical leaders at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump’s leaked remarks to evangelical leaders last month contained a telling choice of possessive pronoun: “I just ask you to go out and make s(...)

French president Charles de Gaulle (centre)  in Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa (modern-day Republic of the Congo) in 1958.

France’s Fifth Republic was born 60 years ago on Tuesday, when General Charles de Gaulle published a new constitution. It was the beginning of French (...)

Cityjet’s new deal with Aer Lingus means that the airline will no longer fly its own scheduled routes under its own brand from October, when its bigge(...)

 A view from behind the green on the 450 metre, par 5, 18th hole in Paris. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Aesop started it, Charles de Gaulle expanded on it. The wise Greek was the one who coined the phrase, “familiarity breeds contempt.” The French pres(...)

Portrait of Seán Lemass in Leinster House.

Harold MacMillan and the United Kingdom’s EEC membership “I do not think that either MacMillan or any member of the British government ever fully und(...)

Students  arm in arm during civil unrest in Paris on May 30th,  1968. Photograph:  Getty Images

It is late morning on the Place de la Sorbonne. CRS riot police and a guard filter people outside France’s oldest university. Only staff and students (...)

Tourism in Cork is set for a major boost this summer with the Port of Cork revealing that a 30 per cent increase in the numbers of cruise liner visits(...)

An Air France aircraft at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Photograph: iStock

Cork Airport customers will be able to avail of Parisian day trips year round following the announcement by Air France that the airline will run its d(...)

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