Angelique Chrisafis

Bombers’ links to Paris shootings raise intel questions

One of the el-Bakraoui brothers is believed to have provided ammunition and weapons for the Paris attacks.

Holocaust director hails jihadi doccie

Documentary depicts life among jihadi groups

Mucem, showing the beauty of Marseilles

A new museum in France reflects Mediterranean civilisation and culture.

Cyprus turns to Russia as crisis grows

A eurozone bailout seems unlikely, and plans to keep Cypriots banks afloat are getting desperate.

Charity workers jailed for attempting to smuggle ‘orphans’ out of Chad

A French former fireman and a circus performer have been sentenced to two years in prison for attempting to smuggle 103 children out of Chad.

Hollande vows to fight Mali rebels until they are ‘destroyed’

Air raids continue "day and night" in the battle with insurgents in Mali, but France's president has dismissed suggestions of colonialism.

Could Mali change the face of France’s Hollande?

Unpopular in the polls and accused of dithering on the economy, France's Francois Hollande is in decisive mode when it comes to the situation in Mali.

Clampdown on dodgy diet drug, Mediator

The wheels of justice have started to turn for victims of a weight-loss pill that did more harm than good. Angelique Chrisafis reports.

France unhappy with the new normal

Whatever the PR, things are not looking sunny for Franois Hollande. Opinion polls show that normal is not enough.

Belgium film on street harassment strikes a chord

Sofie Peeters's account of the everyday sexist insults that women face has triggered debate about the inaction over the universal problem.

Austerity haunts Hollande

Franois Hollande, Europe's chief critic of one-size-fits-all austerity measures, is facing the headache of inescapable belt-tightening at home.

Sarkozy’s house raided as L’Oreal detectives make up for lost time

Detectives investigating alleged illegal campaign-financing by L'Oreal heir Liliane Bettencourt, have raided the former French president's mansion.

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