France

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Macron’s credibility on the line amid protests over pension changes
President’s centrist group is without a majority as parliament begins debating proposal to raise retirement age to 64

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

06, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Paco Rabanne obituary
Designer of radical metal and plastic garments, who later became known for his bestselling perfumes

Veronica Horwell

05, Feb, 2023 @4:56 PM

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How Putin’s plans to blackmail Europe over gas supply failed
Within eight months of Russia invading Ukraine, the EU’s 27 states had replaced about 80% of the natural gas they used to get from Moscow

Philip Oltermann in Berlin, Jon Henley and Angelique Chrisafis in Paris, Sam Jones in Madrid and Shaun Walker in Budapest

03, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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You Resemble Me review – portrait of the ‘female suicide bomber’ who wasn’t
Expertly blending fiction, news footage and interviews, this potent debut pieces together the events leading to Hasna Aït Boulahcen’s killing by French police

Peter Bradshaw

01, Feb, 2023 @4:50 PM

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Strike action over Macron’s pensions plan brings major disruption to France
Over 1.27 million workers across transport, school and energy sectors rally against government plan to raise retirement age to 64

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

31, Jan, 2023 @7:17 PM

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Just like Eva Green, I’m French and I’m rude. And no, I don’t care what you think | Marie Le Conte
Trenchant Frenchness can grate if you aren’t used to it, but it’s a lot more straightforward than British passive aggression, says French journalist Marie Le Conte

Marie Le Conte

31, Jan, 2023 @4:22 PM

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France under fire over fast-track plan for AI video surveillance at Paris Olympics
Ministers say exceptional security needed but rights groups warn new law could extend police powers permanently

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

31, Jan, 2023 @12:06 PM

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NSW clubs boss sacked after comments about premier – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Rafqa Touma and Natasha May and Martin Farrer (earlier)

31, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Australia and France agree arms deal for Ukraine as talks seek to bury Aukus debacle
The countries will jointly supply thousands of artillery shells to Kyiv after talks in Paris to kickstart ‘new cooperation between defence industries’

Kim Willsher in Paris

30, Jan, 2023 @5:20 PM

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Ukrainian man goes on trial in France over theft of £1.3m painting found in Kyiv
Paul Signac’s Le Port de La Rochelle was lifted from a museum in 2018 and found a year later by Kviv police in an unconnected raid

Kim Willsher in Paris

30, Jan, 2023 @2:39 PM

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Aesop reported target in $2bn bidding war between French groups
LVMH, L’Oréal and Japan’s Shiseido Co said to be weighing up bids for Australian luxury beauty brand

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

30, Jan, 2023 @2:23 PM

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French coastguard rescues 83 people from small boats crossing Channel
Passengers taken to Calais after two vessels got into difficulty near Gravelines on north coast of France

Harry Taylor

29, Jan, 2023 @11:23 PM

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