Macron says Trump ‘not a classical politician’

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French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking in a television interview with the BBC, said he shared the outrage of African countries after US President Donald Trump reportedly described Central American and African nations as ‘shithole countries’ at a White House meeting with lawmakers earlier this month.

John Berger the writer who changed how we look at things: a view from Paris

France — Analysis

The celebrated British art critic and writer John Berger has died in Paris at the age of 90. Mediapart's Antoine Perraud says that his work as a thinker and writer has helped change the way we look not just at art but the whole world around us. Here is his appreciation of Berger's life and work.

France plans to extend state of emergency measures into 2017

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In an interview with the BBC, French Prime minister Manuel Valls has hinted that state of emergency powers, introduced after last year's Paris terrorist attacks, would be prolonged to next spring when the country holds presidential and parliamentary elections.

French WWII Resistance hero Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac dies aged 98

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A key member of General de Gaulle's Free French Forces in London, Crémieux-Brilhac later led a career in politics and as a historian.

WWII letters from occupied France show morale-boosting role of BBC

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A book published in France reveals a forgotten cache of letters sent secretly to the BBC and which illustrate its role in French civil resistance.

Gunman kills five in Dutch shopping centre (BBC)

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