French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says  Boris Johnson ‘told a lot of lies to the British people’ during the Brexit campaign.

Britain’s new foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, is a liar with his back against the wall, his French counterpart has said. Jean-Marc Ayrault, who met(...)

European Commission president Jean- Claude Juncker (centre) hugs Jonathan Hill (R), Britain’s EU Commissioner for Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, at the start of a special meeting of the European Commission on Brexit in Brussels.  Looking on is Spanish EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy, Miguel Arias Canete. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The next move is London’s. It falls to the British government to decide when to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, which will set the exit proc(...)

Front pages reacting to the UK’s vote to leave the EU from ‘Le Monde’, ‘Bild’ and the ‘New Yorker’ at the weekend

After Bild’s one-word reaction to Brexit on Saturday – Outsch! – the German tabloid’s Sunday edition called for calm. Just because Britain had shown E(...)

 Foreign Ministers from EU’s founding six, (from left) Jean Asselborn from Luxemburg, Paolo Gentiloni from Italy, Jean-Marc Ayrault from France, Frank-Walter Steinmeier from Germany, Didier Reynders from Belgium and Bert Koenders from the Netherlands, speak to reporters after a meeting on  Brexit in Berlin on  Saturday. Photograph: AP

Sensing a looming row over the Brexit timeframe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed for calm on Saturday. “It shouldn’t take forever, but I wou(...)

French president Francois Hollande Mr Hollande tried to reassure the French that co-operation with Britain would continue “on the economic, human and cultural level”. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

The main difference in French political reaction to the Brexit vote was one of tone, from president Francois Hollande’s “deep regret” of “a painful de(...)

Front, François Hollande, Jean-Marc Ayrault, John Kerry and Federica Mogherini, as well Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan (2nd right, 2nd row), in Paris in a bid to revive the Middle East peace process. Photograph: Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

For the French officials who organised it, Friday’s ministerial conference on relaunching the Middle East “peace process” was nothing short of miracul(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls.  Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Prime minister Manuel Valls wants to reassure the 2.5 million foreigners – including 100,000 Irish citizens – who are expected to travel to France for(...)

An Egyptian Defence Ministry  search  for missing EgyptAir flight MS804  off the Egyptian coast, north of Alexandria. Photograph:  Egyptian Defence Ministry/EPA

The Mediterranean yielded the first grisly remains of EgyptAir flight MS804 on Friday:  a human limb, two seats, several suitcases and aircraft p(...)

Families of passengers on the EgyptAir plane that vanished en route from Paris wait at Cairo Airport. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

French and Egyptian officials believe terrorism was the most likely cause of the downing of EgyptAir flight MS804 over the Mediterranean yesterday, as(...)

 Tiananmen Square  in Beijing. China offers a reliable and stable market, as well as abundant jobs for Europeans, said foreign minister Wang Yi.

China has slammed a decision by the European Parliament refusing to grant it the market economy status it considers its right under World Trade Organi(...)

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