The headquarters of France’s spy agency, in Paris. Photograph: Tangopaso

A man who fled the scene of a car crash in Paris took the ultimate wrong turn, seeking refuge in the headquarters of France’s spy agency. The driver,(...)

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Is it a comedy? Fantine Harduin, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Laura Verlinden, Toby Jones and Mathieu Kassovitz in Happy End. Photograph: Sony Pictures Classics

Nobody who’d seen a Michael Haneke movie (indeed, few people who’d heard one described) could mistake the icy, rigorous Happy End for the work of any (...)

Michael Haneke’s Happy End

When the title of Michael Haneke’s new film was announced, the possibility of a new high-brow drinking game presented itself: take a slug every time s(...)

“As multibillion dollar companies took hold in our world, many people naively assumed – for no real reason – that tech companies would always do with “right” thing.” From left are, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Alphabet chief executive Larry Page, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, US vice president-elect Mike Pence, and president-elect Donald Trump. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

The ongoing farce that is Donald Trump’s series of “transition” meetings at his penthouse palace in Manhattan featured a meeting on Wednesday made up (...)

Flowers are displayed at a makeshift memorial in front of the Saint Etienne church where Priest Jacques Hamel was killed on 26 July in a terror related attack, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, 28 July 2016. The two hostage takers were killed by police after they took five hostages and killed Priest Jacques Hamel. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Why France? Why has the home of the Enlightenment, of liberty, equality and fraternity become the prime western target for terrorists acting in the na(...)