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Hugh Schofield

Hugh Schofield

    State workers join rail strike in France
    State workers join rail strike in France
    Pressure from the street against French President Nicolas Sarkozy's programme of reforms intensified on Tuesday as hundreds of thousands of state...
    France hit by transport chaos
    France hit by transport chaos
    France was plunged into travel chaos for the second time in a month on Wednesday as striking railway unions staged a show of strength against the...
    French president and wife divorce
    French president and wife divorce
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Cecilia have divorced by mutual consent after an often tempestuous 11-year marriage, the Presidency...
    Diana jurors revisit last moments in Ritz hotel
    Diana jurors revisit last moments in Ritz hotel
    A British jury on Tuesday visited the Ritz hotel in Paris where Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, spent their last hours together...
    Jurors retrace Diana's last steps in Paris
    Jurors retrace Diana's last steps in Paris
    Jurors in the British coroner's inquest into the death of Princess Diana on Monday started retracing her final, ill-fated journey from the Paris...
    Vote-weary French elect new National Assembly
    Vote-weary French elect new National Assembly
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy looked set to win a sweeping mandate for his ambitious programme of reforms on Sunday as the French went back to...
    French Resistance hero was 'emblematic'
    French Resistance hero was 'emblematic'
    Wartime French Resistance hero Lucie Aubrac, who famously rescued her husband in a daring attack on a German convoy, died on March 14 in a Paris...
    Chinese beat trail to French town with communist link
    Chinese beat trail to French town with communist link
    An obscure town in central France, better-known for its caramelised almonds, has become the unlikely destination for an influx of visitors from...
    Report: Chirac fingered in dirty tricks probe
    Report: Chirac fingered in dirty tricks probe
    President Jacques Chirac was further drawn into a dirty tricks scandal rocking the French government on Thursday, with the publication of leaked...
    Uneasy calm returns to French cities
    Uneasy calm returns to French cities
    The French government was to meet on Monday on whether to extend a state of emergency in a number of places to tackle more than two weeks of urban...
    French riots spiral out of control
    French riots spiral out of control
    Riots in France's poor city suburbs appeared to be spiralling out of control on Monday after the worst night of violence to date, in which more...
    Beacon of French heritage reopens after 12 years
    Beacon of French heritage reopens after 12 years
    One of the architectural jewels of late 19th century Paris -- the enormous steel and glass exhibition hall known as the Grand Palais -- opens to...