Johnny Hallyday on stage at the Bercy venue in Paris, 2006. His  biological children  have launched a court action  ahead of a hearing on Thursday. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

Young widow shafts spouses and children from deceased husband’s previous beds, keeping the inheritance for herself and her offspring. It’s a classic (...)

 Johnny Hallyday’s son David Hallyday and daughter Laura Smet stand outside La Madeleine church at the end of a funeral ceremony for the late French singer  in Paris. File photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

The daughter of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday plans to contest her father’s will, which leaves all his property and artistic rights “exclusively”(...)

To some in Brussels the UK’s decision to quit the EU has been eclipsed by the reform agenda set out in September by French president Emmanuel Macron

To the person running an industrial business in a mid-sized German town, the fate of the Irish Border post-Brexit will naturally be of considerably le(...)

'Before bed, I tally up the number of times I have used my phone today:  167.'

This week a Deloitte survey on smartphone usage claimed the average Irish person pick up our devices an average of 57 times daily, significantly more (...)

Elvis Presley of France: Johnny Hallyday in 2011. Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times

“All of us have something of Johnny Hallyday in us,” President Emmanuel Macron began his homage to France’s greatest rock star. His remark, early on W(...)

Johnny Hallyday performing on stage in Paris. Hallyday, France’s best-known rock star, has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Johnny Hallyday, the French answer to Elvis Presley, who kept audiences enthralled for nearly 60 years with his Gallic interpretations of American roc(...)

Place de la République: Small gathering leaves impression of  government turned in upon itself, under siege. Photograph: EPA

The Place de la République in northeastern Paris is near the scenes of almost all the jihadist attacks that blighted France last year. Since the Janua(...)

French ministers at a ceremony to remember victims of terror attacks in Paris, France. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

France honoured the victims of Islamist militant attacks last year in a silent ceremony on Sunday, almost a year to the day when more than a million p(...)

The latest edition of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo with the coverline: “One year on,  assassin still on the run.” Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The intensity with which France commemorates the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre this week shows that the country sees the events of J(...)

Phoenix Rising

‘Bankrupt!’ is your fifth album in 14 years. You haven’t been as prolific as other bands, perhaps – is there a reason for that? I think the reas(...)

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