An agreement struck between Los Angeles and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over 2028 has left the way open for Paris to be the host nation for the 2024 Games. While rival cities have pulled out of the race for budgetary reasons, officials behind the French bid insist they will keep to their budget of 6.6 billion euros. But as Antton Rouget reports, there are nonetheless real risks of an overspend, especially on security.
Move to boost appeal of Paris as destination for finance comes 10 days before the Bank of England deadline for UK firms to outline Brexit plans.
Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirms that a French man was among those killed in the attack, which may have left seven others injured.
The victims, part of a school group from Brittany on a visit to London, were mowed down when the driver of a vehicle mounted a pavement on Westminster Bridge and rammed into pedestrians, killing at least two people and injuring about 20 others.
Maverick centrist presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron, predicted by polls as a favourite to win the spring elections, visited London on Tuesday where he met with British Prime Minister Theresa May said he planned 'a series of initiatives to get talented people in research and lots of fields working here to come to France' after Brexit.
British Prime Minister Theresa May met with her French counterpart, Bernard Cazeneuve, in London on Friday, pledging that Britain will not seek to 'cherry-pick' in negotiations over leaving the European Union, and reiterated her her aim to guarantee rights of EU nationals already in the UK and said she hoped France will do the same for Britons living there.
An Oxford-educated Franco-Australian business leader is to be named the 'ambassador' heading efforts to lure UK-based companies to Paris.
Regulators will accept paperwork in English in attempt to persuade finance firms to move from London to Paris after Brexit vote.
Former president plans revised EU treaty that he believes could persuade Britain to remain in bloc despite referendum vote.
Former economy minister and French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron dismisses idea of post-Brexit concessions for the City of London.
Manuel Valls said that post-Brexit his government is working on initiatives to reinforce France's 'attractiveness' to large corporations.
Two years ago the French-owned Pâtisserie des Rêves opened two patisseries in London to considerable acclaim. “A cake shop like none other,” was how The Telegraph newspaper described one of the shops launched with the involvement of top French pastry chef Philippe Conticini. But just before Easter this year both stores closed abruptly and staff were not paid their final month's wages. Mathilde Goanec reports on the battle by the 22 former employees to get their money.
London's high court will hear embassy's case against building of a mega-basement under neighbouring property to house classic car collection.
The Lycée Winston Churchill near Wembley will help serve the estimated 300,000 French people living in the British capital.