French mayor fined for 'too many Muslim children' comment

Controversial Beziers Mayor Robert Menard said schools in his town had too many Muslims.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 5:12 pm

Christian Dior and LVMH combined by French billionaire

France's richest man makes £10bn move to combine Christian Dior fashion house with luxury firm LVMH.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 4:04 pm

Turkey air strikes on Kurds in Syria and Iraq spark US concern

Air strikes in Syria and Iraq kill about two dozen fighters from two Kurdish groups.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:43 pm

Israel's Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Sigmar Gabriel had refused to call off talks with Israeli human rights activists.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:17 pm

St Petersburg bombing: Group says al-Qaeda chief ordered attack

The attack was revenge for Russian action in Muslim countries and Chechnya, a statement says.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:07 pm

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women's summit

Donald Trump's eldest daughter was speaking at an event with German leader Angela Merkel.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 12:26 pm

Where they stand on key issues

The BBC's Laurence Peter examines what really divides election rivals Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 12:02 pm

Spain detains group 'with links to suspects in Brussels attacks'

Some of nine men arrested are alleged to have links to suspects in last year's deadly attacks.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 10:55 am

Russian hackers 'target' presidential candidate Macron

High-tech techniques were used to trick staff into handing over login names, say experts

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 9:07 am

UK jobs to go in Nestle relocation

Food giant to cut almost 300 jobs and move production of the Blue Riband biscuit to Poland.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 8:05 am

Hollande calls for unity at tribute to slain officer Jugelé

Murdered police officer Xavier Jugelé is awarded Legion of Honour as presidential hopefuls watch.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 7:27 am

Sixteen migrants drown making Turkey-Greece crossing

The bodies of two children were among those pulled from waters between Turkey and Lesbos.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 4:59 am

The ex-train station turned world's largest tech incubator

A former railway station in Paris is being turned into the largest incubator for tech start-ups.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 4:51 am

Ted 2017: I won first match with Deep Blue, says Kasparov

Garry Kasparov gives his views of the future relationship between humans and machines, at the Ted conference.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 4:24 am

Searching for the elusive Iberian wolf

Meet the man who pioneered wolf tours in Palencia, northern Spain.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:33 am

Serena Williams calls Ilie Nastase comments 'racist' and backs investigation

Serena Williams says Ilie Nastase's comments about her unborn child are "racist" and backs an International Tennis Federation investigation.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 1:38 am

On the chin

Mihai Nistor was the last fighter to stop Anthony Joshua - but while Joshua earns millions, Nistor remains an amateur on a modest income. Why?

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 7:13 pm

Why is this election so important?

A quick guide to the French presidential election - said to be the least predictable in decades.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 3:01 pm

Five things the election has told us

A left in ruins and a political mainstream in the cold, the French vote has produced some fascinating facts.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 11:53 am

The final candidates

Who are the two remaining candidates battling to become France's president on 7 May?

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 10:50 am

French election: Voters take yellow chair challenge

Sit down and tell us where you stand on the election.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 10:44 am

Offer for Dulux owner AkzoNobel raised again

PPG raises its offer for the Dutch owner of the famous paint brand for a second time.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 6:57 am

France in uncharted waters

Emmanuel Macron faces tougher challenges ahead if he becomes president of a deeply divided country.

Posted on: 23 April 2017 | 7:42 pm

Missing million

Researchers have so far named nearly five million victims, but now they are in a race against time.

Posted on: 23 April 2017 | 6:01 pm

Trash on the tracks

Austria is providing an ingenious solution to the desperate problem of overflowing rubbish in Rome.

Posted on: 22 April 2017 | 6:34 pm