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US, France and UK launch strikes on Syrian 'chemical plant' sites

France has joined the US and Britain in attacks overnight Friday against sites in Syria identified as production plants for chemical weapons, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma last week.

Majority of Britons settling in France are over-55s, study finds

A study on migration patterns by the UK Office for National Statistics has found that a majority of the 148,800 Britons it estimates now live in France are aged above 55 and have settled in rural regions, while most of the reported 154,800 French citizens living in the UK are aged 44 or less.

French finance minister warns UK over plan to slash corporate tax

Michel Sapin said UK post-Brexit plan to introduce 15% business tax was 'not a good way to start a negotiation' on future access to EU markets.

Brexit would be ‘irreversible’, France’s Hollande warns UK

French president says quitting EU would put Britain at a 'very serious risk' of losing access to the bloc's single market.

France says post-Brexit trade deal would require EU budget payment

French economy minister warns that if UK left EU it must contribute to bloc's budget for trade deal and may not receive full access to single market.

Hollande insists Britain given 'no special dispensations from EU rules'

Speaking at end of negotiations in Brussels, the French president added UK was not given veto over the eurozone 'which is very important for France'.

'Two thousand' migrants rush Channel Tunnel in Calais, say operators

UK government unblocks 10M euros for security in Calais while Eurotunnel reports a number of injuries in the incidents overnight Monday.

Migrants try to storm Channel tunnel, sparking further delays

Eurotunnel said services were delayed and cancelled after the migrants attempted to access restricted areas on the French side.

French government rules out any EU treaty change for UK

In major blow to British premier's efforts to change bloc’s rules, French minister says attempt to change treaties would be 'doomed to failure'.

France has last laugh over UK government's sniping on economy

The British government's haughty comparisons with French economic performance omitted to note that productivity is 27% greater in France.

France and Germany join UK in signing up to Chinese-led Asia bank

The move to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was a snub to the US which rebuked the UK for strengthening Chinese influence.

French daily reveals HSBC whistleblower's 'unfound' 2008 email to UK tax office

Le Monde has uncovered an email by Hervé Falciani offering information on tax dodgers and which UK tax officials claimed no knowledge of.

France denies UK claims it blocked use of HSBC data to pursue bank and criminals

The French finance minister has denied UK government claims that it was refused permission to use leaked bank files to bring prosecutions.

France 'to block British plan to change EU treaty'

Media reports cite senior French government source who says Paris 'will not pay an extra price to keep the UK in the EU'. 

France, UK to join US humanitarian assistance in Iraq: Obama

US president says French and British leaders agreed to join in efforts to relieve populations isolated and fleeing Islamic State forces.