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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. January 10, 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. March 11, 2013

      Top executives join France exodus

      New evidence of top French executives leaving the country has emerged as President François Hollande battles a stalling...

    30. March 1, 2013

      Paris seeks alternative to 75% tax

      France’s Socialist government is considering replacing its stricken 75 per cent top income tax rate on earnings above...

    31. January 18, 2013

      Attack dismantles comfort of protected lives

      Like the denizens of an upscale gated community, the expatriate workers at In Amenas gas plant enjoyed a comfortable...

    32. January 3, 2013

      Paris promises flurry of economic reforms

      François Hollande’s socialist government, facing a grim economic outlook and stung by recent attacks on its tax and...

    33. November 30, 2012

      Drama as Strauss-Kahn seeks to settle

      Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, was back in the spotlight this...

    34. November 28, 2012

      Le Monde hit by sudden death of editor

      Erik Izraelewicz, executive editor of Le Monde and one of France’s most prominent journalists, has died suddenly at the...

    35. November 25, 2012

      French minister digs in for steel battle

      As someone who enjoys the limelight, Arnaud Montebourg, France’s telegenic industry minister, knows how to pick his...

    36. November 22, 2012

      Scepticism greets Cameron at EU talks

      David Cameron landed in Brussels on a Royal Air Force jet just after dawn on Thursday, on what was seen in some...

    37. The World

      November 20, 2012

      France and the downgrade

      Calmez-vous! (FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images) The French reaction to Moody’s downgrade of the country’s...

    38. November 19, 2012

      UMP counts cost after Copé scrapes leadership

      Just as it was lining up François Hollande, the struggling Socialist president, in its sights, France’s conservative...

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