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W hen Carla Bruni ceased to be first lady of France last year, many thought that was the last the Elysée Palace would see of the former supermodel and(...)

Annual inflation in the euro zone was 1.4 per cent last month, 0.2 per cent higher than in April. Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gentile

Inflation in the euro zone rose slightly in May when compared to the previous month, according to figures from Eurostat, but was significantly slower (...)

Royalty Pharma has offered to buy Elan for $6.7
billion, a bid Elan’s board rejected earlier in the week

European shares finished firmer yesterday, supported by signs of merger and acquisition activity in the region and by weak US economic data backing th(...)

High security: razor wire near Lough Erne, in advance of the G8 leaders’ arrival. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA
The power of eight

Never before have so many of the world’s most powerful people gathered on this island. As G8 delegations fly into Belfast and Dublin this weekend to a(...)

Pierre Mauroy

Pierre Mauroy, who has died aged 84, was France’s first socialist prime minister under the Fifth Republic introduced by Charles de Gaulle. When Franço(...)

The new Airbus A350 lands at Toulouse-Blagnac airport in southwestern France after its maiden flight  today. Photograph: Reuters/Jean-Philippe Arles

Airbus SAS’s new A350 widebody returned from its maiden flight after a four-hour airborne test of the long-range airliner, in a show of confidence tha(...)

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo says he has not signed new Real Madrid deal. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo has offered another hint that his future lies away from Real Madrid by insisting reports he has signed new contract with the club ar(...)

Jagwar Ma: Howlin’

Back in late 2011, the thrilling, exquisite Come Save Me single was an indication that Australian duo Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfield had found som(...)

Passengers wait for their flight at Nice International airport during a strike by French air traffic controllers. The strike has ended but many passengers remain stranded. Photograph: Reuters

Up to 90,000 Ryanair passengers have been affected by the two-day strike by French air traffic controllers, making it the biggest disruption to their (...)

Passengers wait for their flight at Nice International airport yesterday.

The 48-hour strike by French air traffic controllers that grounded more than 3,000 flights across Europe since Tuesday morning ended last night but fu(...)

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