France

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French ex-PM Édouard Balladur goes on trial over alleged kickbacks
Politician, 91, accused of financing failed 1995 presidential campaign with illegal kickbacks in ‘Karachi affair’

Kim Willsher in Paris

19, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Heroes Don't Die review – reincarnation mystery is on life support
A young man searches for the truth after being told he is the reincarnation of a Bosnian soldier killed on the day he was born

Phil Hoad

18, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Eurostar warns of 'risk to survival' without government help
The cross-Channel train service has seen a 95% fall in passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic

Zoe Wood

17, Jan, 2021 @6:19 PM

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Call My Agent: the French TV hit that viewers and actors adore
The comedy, whose fourth series hits Netflix this week, shows France’s TV can match its film

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

15, Jan, 2021 @9:10 PM

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France investigates Sarkozy over contract with Russian insurer
Detectives seek to establish if former president was employed to lobby on behalf of the firm

Kim Willsher in Paris

15, Jan, 2021 @7:36 PM

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2,000-year-old remains of infant and pet dog uncovered in France
Child was buried at beginning of first century surrounded by vases and animal offerings

Kim Willsher in Paris

15, Jan, 2021 @3:24 PM

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Two French police linked to violent arrest of black man may only get reprimands
Officers were involved in 2017 arrest of Théo Luhaka, who was left permanently disabled

Kim Willsher in Paris

15, Jan, 2021 @2:11 PM

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Vive l'indifférence! Netflix's Room 2806 exposes France's #MeToo apathy
Centred on a sex-assault case involving former French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn, this docuseries reveals worryingly outdated attitudes

Amelia Gentleman

15, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Air pollution will lead to mass migration, say experts after landmark ruling
Call for world leaders to act in wake of French extradition case turning on environmental concerns

Diane Taylor

15, Jan, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Grant Shapps indicates lorry drivers can enter France with rapid Covid test
Transport secretary plays down reports that France will demand PCR test, which can take days

Sarah Marsh

15, Jan, 2021 @10:11 AM

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Tintin cover art sells for record-breaking €3.2m
Hergé’s original artwork for Le Lotus Bleu was rejected as too expensive to reproduce in 1936 and given to editor’s son, who kept it in a drawer for decades

Sian Cain

15, Jan, 2021 @12:22 AM

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Life of Indian princess who fought Nazis to be told in TV series
Spy Princess is based on Noor Inayat Khan, killed in France while working as a British spy in second world war

Dalya Alberge

14, Jan, 2021 @9:00 PM

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