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Adam Plowright

Macron’s ratings fall further after month of protests

Around 66 000 protesters turned out again on Saturday on the fifth round of anti-government demonstrations

French government yields on fuel price hikes after weeks of protest

An increase scheduled for January 1, was "scrapped for the year 2019" in its entirety, Environment Minister Francois de Rugy announced on BFM TV

Macron leads crisis meeting after Paris riots

So-called "yellow vest" anti-government protests swept France over the last fortnight were sparked initially by a rise in taxes on diesel

Macron reshuffles government, names new interior minister

Macron hopes the reshaped government will signal a fresh start after a torrid few months

The fight to save, not close, a McDonald’s in France

The campaign to prevent the 'McDo' is an unusual development for politicians better known for their opposition to multinational companies

Wave of optimism sweeps France as World Cup unites the nation

Football fever has slowly built over the last four weeks as the country took its young national team to heart

Eyesore ‘Rubbish Island’ hidden from Maldives tourists

Rubbish piles up on Thilafushi Island, a half hour boat trip from Male, the capital of the Maldives.

Australia elections: Rudd concedes defeat to Abbott

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he will step down as Labor leader because voters punished the party for internal warfare.

Tibetan protests cast shadow over Brics summit

Leaders of the emerging world will discuss the creation of a new development bank at a summit shadowed by protests against the Chinese president.

Israeli diplomats targeted in car bombing

Israeli diplomats have been targeted by bomb attacks in Delhi and Tbilisi with two people injured in the Indian capital when an embassy car exploded.

India upbeat after peace talks with Pakistan

India hailed "extremely positive" peace talks with Pakistan on Monday with both countries looking to build on a recent warming in relations.

Cockpit fraud: Fears grow over India’s fake pilots

India's fake pilot scandal began unravelling when a captain landed her packed airliner on the nose instead of the rear wheels.

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