Politics
06 February 2006
With Jacques Chirac discredited, unemployment at nearly 10 per cent, and the country still reeling from November's...
Politics
14 November 2005
France is an idea, says the Gaullist intellectual Philippe Seguin. On the streets of Grigny in the Paris suburbs these...
Africa
10 October 2005
Mario da Silva was among a group of several dozen sub-Saharan Africans who tried to cross the border into the Spanish...
World Affairs
24 January 2005
The estate agent in the Avenue de Suffren at the foot of the Eiffel Tower adjusted his navy blue Pierre Cardin jacket...
Health
15 November 2004
When French noblemen were sentenced to die under the ancien regime, their heads were chop-ped off on the block. However...
Food and Drink
24 November 2003
When the jobcentre in Concarneau, Brittany, advertised vacancies for eight cooks to make crepes (Breton pancakes) in...
Europe
29 September 2003
Bright, young and female, Nathalie Gavarino has all the qualities that the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, requires as...
Food and Drink
16 June 2003
In 1825, the French philosopher Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin put forward his theory that food was better than sex. The...
Africa
02 June 2003
For four days, Mohammed Boumriche had been waiting for aid workers and rescue teams to reach his home town of Zemmouri...
Business
25 November 2002
France is proud of its wines, and Ferdinand Bouin is one of the reasons why. His family has been producing Muscadet in...
International Politics
04 November 2002
In courtroom number one at the international criminal tribunal in The Hague, Judge Richard May frowned. Here he was,...
Global Issues
15 April 2002
When a group of youths stood outside the synagogue in Sarcelles, north of Paris, shouting "Death to Jews" last week,...
International Politics
25 March 2002
Slobodan Milosevic was smiling, Justice Richard May was scowling, the witness was fidgeting and the prosecutor was...
Politics
17 December 2001
The cookbook by Alain Ducasse that went on sale in France last month may not be the most eye-catching in the history of...
Politics
10 September 2001
It was the summer of 1999 and a group of pensioners were playing boules in the public park opposite the town hall in...

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