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Russia to expel 23 British diplomats

EYE ON AFRICA S.Africa's former President Zuma to face corruption charges Read more MEDIAWATCH '60 Minutes' to air interview with porn actress aledging affair with Trump Read more FRANCE IN FOCUS In Africa, French is more than a common language Read more THE WORLD THIS WEEK Poisoned Relations: UK s


U.K., Land of 'Brexit,' Quietly Outsources Some Surgeries to France

Serge Orlov, 62, talking to a doctor at Calais Hospital in northern France a day after knee replacement surgery.Credit Jose Sarmento Matos for The New York Times CALAIS, France - Serge Orlov, a 62-year-old Briton, likes to rail against what he calls the tyranny of the European Union. Like most supp


The Rise of Euro-Putinism

There aren't many certainties in politics, but here's one: Vladimir Putin will be re-elected to a fourth presidential term in Sunday's sham ballot. The larger question is what other elections can Putin win in the coming years. He's on a roll. The big winners in Italy's election this month - the anti


French impressionism: masterpieces chart the revolution of colour – in pictures

From Claude Monet's radiant water lilies to PaulCezanne's rendering of the verdant French countryside to the rosy pigments of Auguste Renoir, more than 65 masterpieces on loan from Paris's Musee d'Orsay celebrate the 19th century's most important art movement. Tony Magnusson, coordinating curator a


French food retailer Leclerc takes on rivals to crack Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket chain Leclerc, which launches a home delivery service in Paris this month, also aims to open click and collect stores and hypermarkets in the capital. Michel-Edouard Leclerc, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of French retailer E. Leclerc SA, attend


England Women miss out on Six Nations glory as France seal Grand Slam

France beat Wales 38-3 in Colwyn Bay to claim the women's Six Nations title in Grand Slam fashion as England missed out. After defeating fierce rivals England last weekend, the French delivered another impressive display, taking charge through early tries from half-backs Pauline Bourdon and Caroline


France to increase investment in AI for future weapon systems

PARIS - France's armed forces minister has announced a plan to increase spending over time to an annual 100 million (U.S. $123 million) on artificial intelligence as part of an innovation drive to develop future weapon systems. Florence Parly made the announcement March 16 at the launch of the gov


Exclusive: European powers propose new Iran sanctions to meet Trump ultimatum

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. The joint paper, seen by Reut


Macron, Merkel promise EU reform roadmap by June

Angela Merkel's talks in Paris with Emmanuel Macron drew a sharp response from Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte who told Berlin and Paris not to ignore the concerns of other EU states. AFP LUDOVIC MARIN French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday they would come u


After Social Media Outcry, French Museum Removes Video of Burning Chickens

Adel Abdessemed's "Spring" was withdrawn from an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon, France, after an outcry by animal rights activists.Credit Blaise Adilon/Adagp, Paris A video work by the Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed that showed chickens ablaze and hanging by their feet was r


We have to see through Putin’s fog of lies, and take action now

Vladimir Putin training with the Russian national judo team in Sochi, 2016. Photograph: Sputnik/Reuters In the Vladimir Putin showreel, doubtless given repeat airings in the run-up to Sunday's presidential faux election, there's usually a place among the shirtless poses and horseback shots for ima


Putin Is Poisoning Prague

Investigators collate forensic samples near the Maltings shopping center in Salisbury, England, on March 16, as investigations continue after a former Russian spy and his daughter were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack on March 4. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images) In President Vladimir Put


Marine Le Pen's Self-Negating 'Rebrand'

When former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon took the stage before a crowd of National Front (FN) members in the northern French city of Lille, he was prepared to give France's far-right a pep talk. "Let them call you racist," he told FN party faithfuls over the weekend. "Let them call you


Russia opens probe into poisoning of Skripal's daughter

Russia on Friday opened a probe into the "attempted premeditated murder" of Yulia Skripal, who along with her father was poisoned by a nerve agent in Britain. The Investigative Committee has also begun a separate probe into the suspected murder of a Russian living in London, Nikolai Glushkov, even t


Warren Gatland calculates risks as Wales look to absorb France blows

Mathieu Bastareaud returns to captain France against Wales after missing the first two Six Nations matches because he was serving a ban for making a homophobic remark. Photograph: Kieran McManus/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock Points make prize money in the Six Nations. The title may have gone west but the c


France's foreign ministry tells reporters to stop all travel to Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry urged reporters not to travel to Syria given an escalation of violence, in particular in eastern Ghouta and the Afrin region. The rare official letter sent to all French media comes at a time when Paris has grown increasingly frustrated by Russia's failur


France, Germany Pledge Push to Settle Euro Differences by June

France and Germany plan to narrow differences over how far to go in integrating the euro area in time to present a "road map" in June, the finance ministers of both countries said. "It would be irresponsible to deny that we have differences, and that there are technical difficulties," French Finance


France, Germany aim for euro zone reform roadmap by June

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany's finance ministers agreed to draw up a roadmap for euro zone reform before June on Friday, meeting for the first time since Chancellor Angela Merkel formed a new coalition government. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and German Finance Minister and Vice C


The Meal Began With a Foie Gras Cake. It Ended With Snow and Maple Syrup.

A meal at Martin Picard's famous Cabane Sucre Au Pied de Cochon in Mirabel, Quebec.Credit Jasmin Lavoie for The New York Times The Reader Center is one way we in the newsroom are trying to connect with you, by highlighting your perspectives and experiences and offering insight into how we work. As


French fraud body unveils huge Cotes-du-Rhone wine scam

France's anti-fraud body says it has uncovered a huge scam in which a merchant tried to sell more than 48 million liters (some 12.7 million gallons) of wine falsely labeled as Cotes-du-Rhone. The DGCRF said in its annual report Friday that the fraud encompassed the equivalent of 13 Olympic-sized s