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Former French health minister Agnès Buzyn has been placed under formal investigation. Photograph: Lucas Barioulet/AFP via Getty Images

Two former associates of president Emmanuel Macron are facing serious problems with French justice, only seven months before Macron is up for re-elect(...)

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Last week, widespread flooding wreaked havoc across parts of central Europe with about 200 people reported dead in Europe’s deadliest flood in decades(...)

Robert Schuman served in many governments, as finance minister, justice minister and twice as prime minister. File photograph: Getty

Robert Schuman was born German, died French and in between became a father of Europe. Three days ago, he embarked on the path to sainthood. Before he(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian at Farmleigh House and Estate in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The French credit President Michael D Higgins with authorship of their snappy slogan for post-Brexit Franco-Irish relations: “France, your nearest EU (...)

The relationship between Samuel Beckett and Albert Giacometti is being explored in an exhibition at the Giacometti Institute in Paris. Photograph: Adagp, Paris

A Paris boulevard. Two men. Tall, silent, slightly hunched. Late at night. Perhaps tramps from Waiting for Godot. Or statues of Walking Men. The rel(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: Polls indicate he  would win 54 per cent of the vote in a presidential run-off, against 46 per cent for Marine Le Pen. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

One year before the French presidential election, the most plausible scenario is that President Emmanuel Macron will win re-election after defeating t(...)

Irish Times winners at the News Brands Ireland Journalism Awards 2019 ceremony in the Mansion House. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

The Irish Times had by far the largest number of entries on the shortlist for the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2020, which was published on Mo(...)

Police officers stand guard outside a Paris courthouse where 14 suspected accomplices in the Charlie Hebdo killings are on trial. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images

Daily challenges to rules on social distancing and face masks in court have struck some of the participants in the Charlie Hebdo trial as absurd and s(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron said that while ‘we are living through a time of crises’, the Covid-19 trouble is chief among them. Photograph: Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated near total harmony in their approach to great crises of the moment w(...)

A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of the explosion at Beirut port. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

The explosion that killed at least 145 people, wounded 5,000 others and rendered hundreds of thousands of Beirutis homeless on Tuesday raises two fund(...)

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