Keyword: Britain

Let’s call time on French‑bashing

Erroneous story about France 'banning' work emails after 6pm is just latest example of 'lazy' UK journalism about its neighbour across the Channel.

France, Britain pull out of Sochi G8 preparations

The two countries abandoned participation in planned preparatory talks for the June G8 summit in Sochi over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

EU treaty change ‘not a priority’, says Hollande

At Anglo-French summit Hollande dismays UK premier by saying he has no desire for a new treaty before next presidential elections in 2017.

Cameron to press Hollande over EU at UK-France summit

French president thought unlikely to back British prime minister's call for greater EU 'flexibility' in first Anglo-French summit for four years.

José Bové joins West Sussex villagers in anti-fracking protest

The French alter-globalization militant, MEP and high-profile campaigner against GM crops, joined the rally at a fracking site in southern England.

British cabinet minister further fires Anglo-French diplomatic dispute

UK Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps claims François Hollande has run the French economy 'into the sand', ahead of a bilateral summit.

The joy and gloom of French, German and British bosses

A poll of executives in the three countries show confidence in the German economy, doubts over that in Britain, and pessimism for France.

Cameron trumpets British recovery in 'swipe at France'

UK premier's talk of countries with 'increasing unemployment, industrial stagnation and enterprise in free-fall' seen as attack on French policies.

Paris shootings suspect 'convicted of domestic violence in UK'

Abdelhakim Dekhar was sentenced in UK to wear an electronic bracelet for assaulting his partner, according to French media reports.

Britain and France in pre-EU summit spat over regulations curb

Paris has warned that reforms of EU social and employment legislation, encouraged by London, went too far in dismantling social protections.

Syrian migrants 'ready to die' to reach British shores

Dozens of Syrian refugees in France, who have blocked an entry ramp to English Channel ferries in Calais, say they are determined to get to UK.

France: UK vote doesn't thwart plans to hit Syria

President Francois Hollande expressed readiness to push ahead with plans to strike Syria despite British parliament's rejection of military action

France worse off than UK in the 1970s: Axa chief

One of the France’s best-known businessmen says the country is in a worse state than Britain was at the time of its 1976 bail-out by the IMF.

France backs placing Hezbollah military wing on EU terror list

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, speaking in Jordan, said France would back moves to place Lebanese Shia militant group on terror list.

Germany and France shun UK survey

Blow for UK premier David Cameron as Paris and Berlin refuse to take part in review of power balance between EU and national parliaments.