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    1. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      French police 'neutralise' church hostage-takers

      Police forces have “neutralised” two assailants who had held five hostages in Normandy on Tuesday, a spokesperson for...

    2. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      ECB's Coeuré: EU more important than ever

      Benoît Coeuré, a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board, has delivered an impassioned defence of the EU...

    1. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      No 'automatic' Swiss deal for the UK - France

      Britain has no guarantee of securing a Swiss-style arrangement that gives access to the single market with limits on...

    2. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      UK referendum - how it is viewed by the European media

      With less than four hours still to go before voting closes in the UK’s EU membership referendum, it’s not only...

    3. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Juncker warns British voters to stay in EU

      European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker warned British voters that “deserters will not be welcomed back with...

    4. April 12, 2016

      French media investors band together to buy content

      Three of France’s biggest media investors have launched a new company on the Paris stock exchange as they seek to make...

    5. April 5, 2016

      Marine Le Pen associate named in Panama Papers

      When millions of leaked documents revealed the wide use of tax havens by hundreds of politicians, business and...

    6. March 9, 2016

      EU leaders recoil from Turkey’s demands

      The EU’s latest migration master plan rests on a huge promise to Ankara that could prove impossible to fulfil —...

    7. Brussels Blog

      January 19, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Hollande's "economic emergency"

      This is Tuesday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To get it every morning in your email inbox, sign up here. Le...

    8. September 15, 2015

      Piketty attacks Villeroy de Galhau as France’s central bank head

      Thomas Piketty and 100 other French academics have warned that the appointment of former BNP Paribas banker François...

    9. May 31, 2015

      Tsipras accuses Greece bailout monitors of making ‘absurd’ demands

      Greece’s chances of striking a deal to access a much-needed €7.2bn in rescue aid looked even bleaker on Sunday after...

    10. February 13, 2015

      Cracks appear as Strauss-Kahn caught in media storm

      It was less than an hour into the courtroom analysis of his first orgy with prostitutes that cracks started to appear...

    11. January 15, 2015

      Inaugural concert, Philharmonie de Paris — review

      Mind the cement mixer. Since building started in 2006, France’s ambition to provide Paris with a concert hall to rival...

    12. January 13, 2015

      Huge demand expected for Charlie Hebdo issue

      The first edition of Charlie Hebdo to emerge since the terror attack on the French magazine’s offices is expected to...

    13. January 11, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo suspect may be in Syria

      Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, the most wanted remaining suspect in connection with the Charlie Hebdo killings, may have fled...

    14. January 8, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo: Profiles reveal difficulties in tracking jihadis

      The two balaclava-clad suspects linked to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris showed cold-blooded professionalism when...

    15. November 10, 2014

      Alleged Sarkozy plot rocks French political establishment

      Leading figures from France’s two traditional parties have been enmeshed in a fresh political scandal involving former...

    16. The World

      November 3, 2014

      Montebourg goes to business school

      Michael Stothard in Paris Arnaud Montebourg, the socialist former French industry minister best known for threatening...

    17. Nick Butler

      September 28, 2014

      Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Putin's nemesis?

      Mikhail Khodorkovsky at a public meeting on April 27, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine  © Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images It might...

    18. September 21, 2014

      Shadows creep across face of European newspapers

      Who will save European newspapers? It is a question that has resonated across the continent’s newsrooms as the...

    19. August 1, 2014

      The entrepreneur who has challenged the French establishment

      In France, Xavier Niel is seen either as an oafish troublemaker with a sleazy past or a US-style entrepreneur who has...

    20. June 10, 2014

      Branson gives backing to money transfer start-up TransferWise

      Sir Richard Branson is providing funding for London-based money transfer start-up TransferWise in the latest sign of...

    21. May 23, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Matthieu Pigasse

      It’s a cold, wet day in Paris and I am waiting for Matthieu Pigasse at Kinugawa restaurant. The name means “angry demon...

    22. May 16, 2014

      Le Monde tells story of French travails

      On the day that the New York Times, venerable titan of the US press, sacked its editor, the same thing happened in...

    23. May 15, 2014

      Twin departures reveal perils of life as a woman editor

      Wanted: Leader to force business through radical change, involving redundancies and upheaval in working patterns, while...

    24. May 14, 2014

      Le Monde editor quits amid French newspapers’ digital upheaval

      The editor of Le Monde has resigned following a dispute with staff in the latest upheaval for the heavily subsidised...

    25. Business Blog

      May 9, 2014

      Three merger lessons from the collapse of Omnicom-Publicis

      The collapse of the proposed Omnicom-Publicis merger, a bravado effort to override cultural differences, executive egos...

    26. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2014

      Takeovers, jobs and the capital markets

      The attempt by US drug company Pfizer to buy AstraZeneca, the crown jewel of Britain’s pharmaceutical industry, has...

    27. March 12, 2014

      Uproar over bugging of Sarkozy phone

      Revelations that French police have been tapping the phone of former president Nicolas Sarkozy have triggered political...

    28. March 7, 2014

      French investigators tapped phones of Nicolas Sarkozy

      French investigators tapped the phones of Nicolas Sarkozy as part of a probe into alleged illegal financing of his 2007...

    29. October 21, 2013

      Paris protests over claims of US spying on French citizens

      France has demanded an immediate explanation from the US following fresh allegations of “totally unacceptable” mass...

    30. October 11, 2013

      Vivendi appoints banks for SFR flotation

      Vivendi has appointed banks to advise on the proposed flotation of SFR, its French telecoms business. While the...

    31. October 4, 2013

      Vivendi chairman Fourtou to retire after SFR spin-off

      The chairman of Vivendi plans to retire after splitting the group in two, laying out the clearest road map yet of...

    32. August 30, 2013

      Think carefully about the point of the Panthéon

      A mausoleum is not usually a place people clamour to get into, but France’s Panthéon is no ordinary mausoleum. A...

    33. July 4, 2013

      Veil lifted on France’s ‘Big Brother’ network

      France operates an “immense” surveillance system of telephone, email and internet traffic similar to the US operation...

    34. June 6, 2013

      Stéphane Richard defends role at France Telecom

      Stéphane Richard has been forced to defend his position at the head of France Telecom after it appeared to be called...

    35. June 4, 2013

      France says it is certain of sarin gas use in Syria

      France is certain the lethal nerve gas sarin has been used “several times” during the civil war in Syria. In the first...

    36. May 3, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Xavier Niel

      Not many people get to have lunch with Xavier Niel. “Each week,” explains the French telecoms billionaire, “I try to...

    37. April 12, 2013

      Ex-Trotskyite rocks French establishment

      As French president François Hollande struggles to haul his socialist government out of the mire of a tax fraud...

    38. April 4, 2013

      Hollande approval rating hits new low

      François Hollande’s approval rating has sunk to a new low, underlining the uphill battle France’s socialist president...

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