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France cancels defence meeting with UK over Australia subs dispute

Paris has called off a meeting due in London this week between France's armed forces minister and her British counterpart amid a heightening row  over Australia’s decision to abandon a deal to buy 12 French diesel-electric submarines in favour of a pact with the US and UK.

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Macron to visit London in first foreign trip since February

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit London on Thursday - his first foreign trip since the Covid-19 virus epidemic took hold in France - when he will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's wartime appeal from the British capital calling on the French people to resist German occupation.

Trump slams 'very, very nasty' Macron comments on Nato

At a press conference in London ahead of a summit to mark Nato's 70th anniversary, US President Donlad Trump said comments earlier this month by his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron who said the military alliance was 'brain dead' were 'very, very nasty' and 'disrespectful', adding a jibe that France was 'not doing well economically at all'.

London trial of French couple charged with murdering nanny, 21

French nationals Sabrina Kouider, 35, and her partner Ouissem Medouni, are accused of murdering their 21-year-old nanny, also from France, and trying to dispose of her body by setting fire to it in their garden in Wimbledon, south-west London.

Will Paris pay a steep price for hosting 2024 Olympics?

President Emmanuel Macron with the delegration from the Paris 2024 bid at Lausanne in Switzerland on July 11th, 2017. © Reuters President Emmanuel Macron with the delegration from the Paris 2024 bid at Lausanne in Switzerland on July 11th, 2017. © Reuters

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.

France to propose new measures to lure City banks to Paris

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.

One French citizen among those killed in London attack

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.

Three French schoolchildren injured in London attack

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.

Macron meets May in London, calls on UK 'talented' to move to France

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.

May hosts French PM with pledge not to 'cherry-pick' in Brexit talks

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.

France sets up Brexit team to lure business from London

An Oxford-educated Franco-Australian business leader is to be named the 'ambassador' heading efforts to lure UK-based companies to Paris.

France turns anglophone to woo UK businesses

Regulators will accept paperwork in English in attempt to persuade finance firms to move from London to Paris after Brexit vote.

Sarkozy vows to offer UK exit from Brexit if he wins French poll

Former president plans revised EU treaty that he believes could persuade Britain to remain in bloc despite referendum vote.

Block UK financial firms from selling to Eurozone says Macron

Former economy minister and French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron dismisses idea of post-Brexit concessions for the City of London.

London-based firms 'welcome in Paris' says French PM

Manuel Valls said that post-Brexit his government is working on initiatives to reinforce France's 'attractiveness' to large corporations.