France

Millions march against Trump

Trump's first full day in office belonged to the women who oppose him. The Women's March on Washington and its hundreds of sister events drew millions of participants across the globe.<p>Turnout at President Trump's inauguration may have been lackluster, but the same could not be said for the Women's …

Marine Le Pen

Globalisation once made the world go around. Is it about to grind to a halt?

The denizens of Davos reassured themselves that free trade would go on in the Trump era, but they had for years done little about the losers such a system creates<p>His speech was like one normally expected of an American president. Countries must resist the temptation to retreat into harbour, the …

Business (UK)

In Moscow, Trump inauguration inspires Russian hopes of new nationalist era

For Muscovites watching the ceremony, US president’s past warm words towards Vladimir Putin are seen as sign the Kremlin will regain influence<p>Maria Katasonova pointed proudly to the three stylised portraits behind her: versions of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Marine Le Pen, all made to look …

Russia

European nationalists flaunt their strength, buoyed by Trump's win

European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, celebrating Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president and declaring themselves a realistic alternative to the continent's governments.<p>Right-wing populist leaders from France, …

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen Extols Far Right During Speech in Germany

“Europe and Germany should take the inauguration of Donald Trump as a wake-up call,” wrote Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger in the conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Now more than ever it will be up to them, to their ability to achieve and readiness to take responsibility, for the West to …

Marine Le Pen

The great paper trail | Christie's’

Off an unassuming street in central Paris, near the Louvre, is La Galcante, a unique treasure trove of ephemeral publications, all of which are for …

Paris

France's limping Socialist party looks for a leader to save it from electoral wipeout

They cheered, clapped and chanted his name, but nothing could disguise the despondency overshadowing Manuel Valls’s presidential bid as he rallied supporters for the last time before the Socialist primary begins Sunday.<p>Unusually, the former prime minister enjoyed the advantage of a packed house — …

Europe

Brexit 'the first real blow to the old order' Marine Le Pen tells rowdy 'alternative European summit' in Germany

Marine Le Pen praised Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as she met with the leaders of Europe’s hard-Right in Germany on Saturday to forge what they hope will be a new continent-wide movement.<p>“Brexit was the first real blow to the old order,” Ms Le Pen, a French presidential hopeful, told a …

Europe

Breitbart to open bureaus in Berlin and Paris: report

Right-wing website Breitbart News is opening up shop in Berlin and Paris, according to an Axios report.<p>The move could broaden the website's political …

Marine Le Pen

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Europe Right Now

I was exploring the old town in Lviv, Ukraine when I got a somber notification from a friend’s Facebook post. A Cargo truck had just plowed into a …

Charles de Gaulle

Emmanuel Macron Unsettles French Presidential Race

PARIS—As France’s ruling Socialist Party prepares to vote on a standard-bearer Sunday to run to succeed its unpopular president, a former investment banker is laying claim to its voters.<p>For months Emmanuel Macron, who quit President François Hollande’s government after launching his own political …

World News

Important Lessons from Pierre Charpin at Maison et Objet Paris 2017

<i>What we can learn from Pierre Charpin’s Conference at Maison et Objet Paris 2017</i><p>The french artist and so called <i></i><i>Designer of the Year</i>, <b>Pierre Charpin</b>, …

Paris

Extreme Paris: Heart Racing Activities and Adventures

If you think of traveling to Paris, words like history, architecture, art, romance or love might pop into your head. Or fine dining and exquisite …

Paris

Leading European right-wing populists attend Koblenz meeting

The right-wing populist group in the European Parliament is holding a convention in the western German city of Koblenz. Protests by various leftist groups are planned.<p>The political group Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF), which consists of representatives of several populist and anti-immigration …

Marine Le Pen

French Socialists in hunt for the candidate with a populist touch to challenge Le Pen

Leftists in today’s presidential primaries hope to end far right’s appeal<p>In the centre of Trappes, in Paris’s western suburbs, a group of young men are handing out flyers urging locals to vote for Benoît Hamon. Neither the name nor the face is familiar in Britain, but that could well be about to …

Marine Le Pen

French military: Death toll in Mali base attack rises to 77

PARIS (AP) — The death toll in a suicide attack on a Mali army camp in the African country's north has risen to 77, a French military spokesman said Thursday.<p>A suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden vehicle to the military camp in Gao, Col. Patrik Steiger said. The victims, all Malians, were …

Operation Serval

Seeing Paris In A Different Light—Night Time

There is an entirely different look and feel to Paris when seen at night. While I have shared where to get some great views of Paris from different …

Paris

Moscow’s power players toast President Trump

Champagne and smiles as a Russia-friendly populist becomes America’s leader<p>AS DONALD TRUMP took the oath of office in Washington, applause rang out …

Marine Le Pen

Paris’s iconic Centre Pompidou will get $106M revamp

The renovation will take about two years<p>The Centre Pompidou, the City of Light’s iconic hub for contemporary art, will receive a €100 million (about $106 million) renovation.<p>When the museum opened in Paris’s 4th arrondissement in 1977, reaction was mixed. Some celebrated the building, which was …

Architecture

Overseas, Some React With Alarm to Trump’s ‘America First’ Pledge

“Time to buckle your seatbelts and cross your fingers,” Mr. Troyjo said.<p>HONG KONG — In the Philippines, nationalists rallied outside the United States Embassy in Manila, setting fire to an American flag with a picture of President Trump’s face. In China, state media highlighted the “violent” …

Marine Le Pen

Gourmet food map of France

Have you ever fallen in love with a place because of its food? Maybe it was a special restaurant that had you falling head over heels for a …

Foodies

Provence Dreams | A Luxury Tour of Provence in June

From the Haute Provence, a rocky landscape covered in <i>Herbes de Provence</i> and grazed by shepherds, to the regal town of Aix en Provence, to ancient …

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Inside Maison Père, the New Parisian Boutique Where French Stylists Shop for Up-and-Coming Designers

There's no shortage of things to buy in Paris, but boutiques offering unknown, up-and-coming brands are a rarity. That’s what makes Maison Père, which opened in December in the heart of the city’s Saint Honoré neighborhood, such a delightful surprise. The owner is designer Camille Omerin, 27, who …

Paris

French Left heads to primaries in sorry state

Five years after sweeping France’s presidential and legislative elections, the Socialists are in a sorry state ahead of the first round of primaries: deeply unpopular and divided. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris.<p>France's president goes to the theater instead of watching his own party's primary …

Marine Le Pen

You Can Now Own a Piece of Paris’s Iconic Cobblestone Streets - Condé Nast Traveler

Entrepreneur Margaux Sainte-Lagüe is turning the city’s asphalt into art with her latest business venture.<p>When visiting a new city for the first time, it’s customary to purchase a souvenir that not only represents the culture, but also marks your adventure away from home. Typically, a miniature …

Paris

The Case For Progressive Resistance

Friday marks Donald Trump's inauguration, a day many of us had never envisaged. For many of us, it is not just political - it is personal.<p>As a Muslim, an African, a refugee, a woman and a socialist, I fear many of Trump's policies. Of higher borders and a no Muslim entrance policy, of lower …

Marine Le Pen

The President Trump effect may be a whole new British focus on Europe

His views have little support here or on the mainland. But then, he is a uniquely American phenomenon, and most politics is local<p>A cold January week has brought the west a chill new-year reality check. First Theresa May confirmed that Britain really is closing the door on the European Union not …

Europe

Trump’s Troubling Bilateralism

Trump was more mixed on NATO, if not altogether reassuring: “I said a long time ago that NATO had problems. Number one it was obsolete. . . . Number …

Marine Le Pen

PIP breast implants: French court tells TUV to pay damages

<b>A French court has ordered a German safety body to pay 60m euros (£52m; $64m) in compensation to 20,000 women who received faulty breast implants.</b><p>TUV was found liable over a global scandal affecting thousands of women.<p>In 2010 it emerged that French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) had made …

UK News

In wake of Trump win, Europe’s far-right plans the next disruptions

The days before the inauguration of Donald Trump were filled with signs that it was not just the occupant of the White House that was changing, but the entire international script.<p>For decades, it has been the United States that has set rules and enforced them around the globe, often through …

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