Keyword: Britain

Ex-UK soldier on trial in France for helping Afghan girl reach England

Rob Lawrie, 49, stands trial in Boulogne on Thursday for trying to smuggle young Afghan girl from miserable migrant camp to join her aunt in UK. 

France to build first official refugee camp for 13 years

The £1.1 million migrant centre will be built near existing shanty town at Grande-Synthe, just five miles from the ferry port at Dunkirk.

French government closely watching UK parliament vote on Syria airstrikes

As MPs debate joining attacks on Islamic State group in Syria, France regards a 'yes' vote as being of high military and diplomatic importance. 

Numbers of French owner-occupied homes now overtakes those in UK

Last year 64.8 percent of UK homes were owner-occupied compared to 65.1 percent in France, a first-ever reversal of ranks since 1995.

France, Germany and Britain demand urgent EU meeting on migrant crisis

The three nations want a special meeting of justice and interior ministers within two weeks to find 'concrete steps' to tackle situation.

France and Britain sign deal to beef up security to contain migrants in Calais

Migrants in Calais chanted 'We are not animals' as French, UK ministers announced new measures including a joint 'control and command centre'.

UK, France ministers to sign Calais migrant security agreement

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his UK counterpart will meet in Calais on Thursday over new deal to contain migrant crisis.

French warn Britain: Brexit could be your Waterloo

As commemorations begin for 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat in 1815, Le Monde tells UK of the dangers of leaving the EU.

France's far-right Front National calls for EU referendum

FN's Florian Philippot says French President François Hollande should 'follow the British example' and hold a vote on EU membership.

France and Germany agree closer eurozone ties without EU treaty change

Deal between Paris and Berlin on tighter political union seen as blow to British premier David Cameron's own hopes for treaty changes.

Britain just pips France as world's fifth-largest economy

The result is because Britain now includes earnings from drugs and prostitution in its GDP figures, which France as yet does not.

François Hollande promises no more tax rises until 2017

In lengthy TV interview the under-fire French president also said that he would not stand for re-election in 2017 if jobless rate does not fall.

France to spend €3m per year on Calais migrant centre

But plan by interior minister attacked by charities who say it will resemble the notorious Sangatte Red Cross welcome centre closed in 2002.

France and UK trade blame for Calais migrant crisis

The mayor of Calais returned criticism when she appeared before British MPs on the issue of numbers of migrants crossing to UK from the port.

French turn to UK for health care insurance

Thousands of French people have taken out private insurance with UK companies amid growing frustration with 'sick' public system.