The first service to be held since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Haselt/AFP/Getty Images

A small congregation wearing hard hats will attend mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service to be held since fire devastat(...)

Donald Trump checks his notes in Burnsville, Minnesota. Photograph: Jim Watson / AFP.

Image of the week: On the ropes As the Brexit contingent take a relative breather (Theresa May has gone hill-walking in Wales), there’s plenty of tim(...)

A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

Singer Rihanna walks along a Paris catwalk to promote a collaboration between her Fenty brand and German sportswear company Puma in a picture taken in September 2016. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Gucci parent Kering is returning its ill-fitting Pumas. The French company’s plan to give up control of Puma, focusing solely on luxury and catwalk b(...)

François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

Gucci’s  performance is likely to reinforce concerns among investors about the long-term growth prospects of mega- brands. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sales growth at Italian luxury brand Gucci almost ground to a halt in the fourth quarter, hit by over-expansion in China where demand weakened (...)