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      Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, dies aged 86

      Sonia Rykiel, one of the most influential and respected names in fashion, has died in Paris at the age of 86 after...

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      French business confidence dips but recovery 'ongoing' - Barclays

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      Number of French jobseekers at lowest since last Feb

      The number of French jobseekers in July fell to its lowest level since February 2015, in the latest sign of progress in...

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      August 24, 2016

      German budget surplus swells to €18.5bn

      Germany recorded a €18.5bn budget surplus in the first half of 2016, beating expectations and giving chancellor Angela...

    3. August 23, 2016

      Sarkozy to focus on Islam and identity in presidential bid

      For Nicolas Sarkozy, placing identity politics at the heart of his presidential campaign worked in 2007 but backfired...

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      August 23, 2016

      Fresh strikes on Southern rail announced for September

      It appears there is no let-up in sight for commuters who rely on Southern rail services between London and the south...

    5. August 23, 2016

      Corsica clashes show the paranoia feeding ethnic tension

      In the dead of August on a narrow rocky beach in northern Corsica — a spot that my cousin, my sister and I know well...

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      August 23, 2016

      French private sector expands at best rate in 10 months - Markit

      Un peu mieux. France’s manufacturing sector remains in the doldrums but its services sector grew more robustly than...

    7. August 23, 2016

      Why French businessmen dress better

      For moments during my three years in Paris, I have tried to understand what lies behind France’s male business dress...

    8. August 22, 2016

      EU leaders pledge Brexit will not weaken bloc

      The leaders of Germany, France and Italy declared they would not allow Britain’s departure from the EU to propel the...

    9. August 22, 2016

      Report on France’s Renault emissions probe omitted crucial details

      A French government report omitted significant details about how Renault’s diesel cars were able to emit fewer deadly...

    10. August 22, 2016

      Sarkozy promises France ‘everything’ in presidential bid

      Nicolas Sarkozy has thrown his hat into the ring for the French presidency, beginning in earnest the race for the...

    11. August 22, 2016

      EU spymasters lobby for change in encryption law

      European lawmakers have set their sights on a new target in the battle against terrorism: encryption. Bernard...

    12. August 22, 2016

      Segregating extremists in UK prisons is no quick fix

      Britain’s prison population has soared under both Labour and Conservative governments ever since 1993, when Michael...

    13. August 22, 2016

      The French political left risks clearing the way for the right

      On the left, so many candidates are entering France’s presidential election race that it risks becoming a...

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      August 22, 2016

      Pfizer confirms $14bn deal for Medivation

      Just when you thought today would be a sleepy August Monday… US pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer has confirmed a deal to...

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      August 22, 2016

      Wireless Group sanguine despite uncertainty over Brexit vote

      Radio station owner Wireless Group, which has agreed to a £220m takeover by News Corporation, remains sanguine about...

    16. August 21, 2016

      European leaders seek to bolster economy

      The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will attempt to forge a common plan to bolster Europe’s economy and security...

    17. August 21, 2016

      Arnaud Montebourg declares French presidency bid

      French socialist Arnaud Montebourg has become the latest among François Hollande’s former ministers to declare a rival...

    18. August 21, 2016

      Covering up divisions will not help French society to heal

      It would be hard to find swimwear skimpy enough to cause offence on the French Riviera. It turns out that people are...

    19. August 21, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Talks on shape of Europe post-Brexit

      The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will on Monday meet to discuss the future of the EU in a post-Brexit world....

    20. August 19, 2016

      Burkini ban splits opinion in France

      The conservative mayor of Le Touquet admits that, to his knowledge, nobody in the fashionable, seaside town in northern...

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      August 19, 2016

      Merkel readies for European Brexit tour

      German chancellor Angela Merkel will embark on one of her most intensive rounds of EU diplomacy next week with a...

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      August 19, 2016

      Darty CEO joins Casino after Fnac takeover

      Régis Schultz is darting from one French retailer to another. The retail boss, who had led the London-listed but...

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      August 19, 2016

      Hammerson to list on Joburg exchange

      One of Europe’s biggest retail property agents traded on the FTSE 100 is set to list on South Africa’s JSE next week,...

    24. August 19, 2016

      The centre left in Europe faces a stark choice

      Around the start of the millennium, European social democracy seemed in fine fettle. Britain, France, Germany and Italy...

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      August 18, 2016

      Kingfisher cautious as French sales stall

      A wave of strikes in France over the summer months in protest at unpopular labour market reforms has contributed to a...

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      August 18, 2016

      French unemployment at lowest level in 4 years

      Unemployment in France has fallen below 10 per cent for the first time since 2012. The country’s unemployment rate was...

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      August 18, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: French jobs data, UK retail sales

      The latest minutes from the Federal Reserve have revealed policymakers are divided over when to next raise rates, amid...

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      August 17, 2016

      Ryanair's $1bn Italian Job

      Low cost airline Ryanair is bringing La Dolce Vita to more passengers in 2017, back tracking on earlier plans to close...

    29. August 16, 2016

      Tunisia faces economic battle as Isis terror drives tourists away

      Typically in the high season, Tunisia’s beaches are packed with visitors from France, Britain, Germany and the...

    30. August 15, 2016

      Audencia teaches the art of business

      Réjean Peytavin has been working on creating a smartphone app that enables people to change their perception of time by...

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      August 15, 2016

      RIT Capital Partners nervy over sterling and monetary 'experiment'

      Investment trust RIT Capital Partners, which in June walked away from a potential merger with Alliance Trust, has...

    32. August 14, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Sarkozy set to make declaration

      Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who is widely expected to confirm his intention to run again for the country’s...

    33. August 12, 2016

      Mayor of Cannes defiant over move to ban burkinis on the beach

      The mayor of Cannes defended his decision to ban full-length beachwear known as the burkini from the city’s beaches, a...

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      August 12, 2016

      Italian economy stagnates in the second quarter

      Italy’s economy stagnated in the second quarter in a major blow to prime minister Matteo Renzi’s government, which has...

    35. August 9, 2016

      Milan warns on tents for migrants sent back by French and Swiss

      Milan’s mayor has warned that the city may have to set up tents to house migrants, as a record number of arrivals turn...

    36. August 9, 2016

      No ifs, no butts: a ban on French smokers’ filter-flicking habit

      Anyone who has spent time in the French capital will know that one of the Parisians’ most ingrained habits is smoking....

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      August 9, 2016

      French Socialists cite fresh concerns over Hinkley deal

      France’s ruling Socialist Party has said it has “cause for reservation” over the government’s continued pursuit of a...

    38. August 8, 2016

      Hinkley Point is a test of mutual trust between UK and China

      Hinkley Point is once again a subject of speculation and debate following the announcement by the UK government that it...

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