France

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France’s ban on short flights should be a wake-up call for Britain | Leo Murray
Instead of stopping unnecessary air travel, the UK is considering making it cheaper, says climate campaigner Leo Murray

Leo Murray

13, Apr, 2021 @2:37 PM

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Life’s a Bitche: Facebook says sorry for shutting down town’s page
Ville de Bitche in north-east France had fallen foul of social network’s algorithm

Kim Willsher in Paris

13, Apr, 2021 @12:34 PM

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Why is Macron abolishing France’s school for the political class? | Philippe Marlière
With Marine Le Pen rising in the polls, the president has turned his attention to the ENA, a symbol of inequality, says professor of French Philippe Marlière

Philippe Marlière

12, Apr, 2021 @12:56 PM

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France to ban some domestic flights where train available
MPs vote to suspend internal flights if the trip can be completed by train within two and a half hours instead

Kim Willsher in Paris

12, Apr, 2021 @9:34 AM

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France and Germany’s Covid vaccination programmes pick up speed
As daily inoculations hit record figures, warning comes of new delays

Kim Willsher in Paris

10, Apr, 2021 @5:08 PM

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France under pressure to admit responsibility for Mali airstrike
Paris has repeatedly dismissed UN report into attack that killed 19 wedding guests as not credible

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos and Paul Lorgerie in Bamako

09, Apr, 2021 @1:49 PM

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Organisers of secret Paris dinner parties say ministers did not attend
Men deny reports that government ministers attended events, which allegedly broke Covid rules

Kim Willsher in Paris

09, Apr, 2021 @12:31 PM

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The world won’t be greener until it’s fairer | Simone Tagliapietra
Action on the climate crisis must come with a social contract to protect the poor and vulnerable, says climate researcher Simone Tagliapietra

Simone Tagliapietra

09, Apr, 2021 @10:36 AM

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Macron announces closure of elite school that hothoused French leaders
The grande école, or ENA, has been the pathway to power for top civil servants and four presidents

Kim Willsher in Paris

08, Apr, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Sharp pick-up in UK construction amid rapid economic recovery
Surge in housebuilding joined by strong growth in infrastructure and commercial projects

Larry Elliott

08, Apr, 2021 @2:14 PM

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Stone slab found in France thought to be Europe’s oldest 3D map
Archaeologists believe 4,000-year-old engravings on Saint-Bélec Slab resemble topological features

Kim Willsher in Paris

07, Apr, 2021 @6:03 PM

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‘This is not an easy treasure hunt’: puzzle book offers readers chance to win €750,000 golden casket
Clues in The Golden Treasure of the Entente Cordiale could lead readers in the UK and France to a historic treasure presented by Britain to the French president in 1903

Alison Flood

07, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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