Joseph Schmid

Macron, Merkel to present joint EU recovery initiative

Europe is just beginning to emerge from the lockdowns to halt the outbreak, which has taken a huge bite out of national economies

Cheese fans raise a stink over plans for pasteurised camembert

Camembert lovers and producers are currently embroiled in a conflict over what constitutes the real thing.

Notre-Dame fire under control, Macron vows to rebuild

Firefighters battled into the night to control the flames, declaring it was partially extinguished but completely under control

‘Paris is disfigured’: Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns

Flames ravaging the roof illuminated the outline of the monument's two square towers in a fiery glow, and were reflected in the waters of the Seine.

‘Moment of truth’ for Macron as protests hit French economy

Macron's government announced a climbdown on fuel tax increases for January and further concessions appear to be on the cards

Macron advised to return looted African art treasures

Calls have been growing in Africa for the restitution of its cultural treasures, but French law forbids the government from ceding state property

Nissan crisis deepens as ‘charges loom’ over Ghosn case

Nissan's board will decide on Thursday whether to remove the 64-year-old tycoon as chairman

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

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