France

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Macron’s updated coronavirus statistics will test French morale

March 31, 2020 11:57 am

Napoleon thought that ‘in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four’

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Is France being pushed to breaking point?

March 30, 2020 11:58 am

The school term officially ends this Friday and psychologically this will test the resolve of the country

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Can we trust France’s coronavirus casualty count?

March 29, 2020 3:08 pm

Not all states are carrying out the same number of tests per million people

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‘Germany will pay!’ is Macron’s coronavirus mantra

March 27, 2020 12:40 pm

Without the weight and prestige of the northern states corona bonds will not go ahead

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For Jews in Occupied France, survival was a matter of luck

March 26, 2020 6:50 pm

House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a 20th-Century Jewish Family by Hadley Freeman reviewed

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Why does Britain lack the lockdown discipline of France?

March 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Arguably no other country in the last half a century has undergone such a wholescale transformation of its national character than the British

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France’s downward spiral of coronavirus repression

March 24, 2020 11:15 am

French ‘confinement’ is now approaching house arrest for its 67 million citizens

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My life as a French prisoner of coronavirus ‘war’

March 23, 2020 12:14 pm

On my small fifth floor apartment I’ve devised a daily exercise routine using packs of bottled water as dumbbells and an extension cable as a skipping rope

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My love affair with Hannah Arendt

March 19, 2020 5:15 pm

Stoned out of our minds on a few puffs, we watched in awed silence, hanging on her every word, every clause, every sentence

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Coronavirus is pushing Macron’s government to breaking point

March 19, 2020 11:44 am

Will the French way of life ever recover?

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Macron’s ‘war’ on coronavirus is bringing out the best and worst in Parisians

March 17, 2020 4:49 pm

I had intended to return to Britain at the end of last week but I've decided to stick it out

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Paris is increasingly lawless — but the middle-classes don’t seem to care

March 3, 2020 12:23 pm

Paris is not yet burning, but it will need a tough, honest and determined mayor to make the people feel more secure

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Macron lacks Boris’s Napoleonic flair

March 3, 2020 11:27 am

For all his success in battle, a question mark hangs over Macron’s ability to win the all-important war of 2022

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Can Macron halt the rise of Islamic extremism?

February 24, 2020 11:42 am

The French left are ready to accommodate Islamists if they think it will boost their election prospects

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Macron’s British charm offensive is only just getting started

February 19, 2020 3:21 pm

What could a permanent foreign and security alliance between Britain and France look like?

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What Macron wants in the post-Brexit negotiations

February 4, 2020 10:48 am

The French president has a Gaullist view of the world

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French disconnection: how Emmanuel Macron went from savior to failure

January 26, 2020 1:50 pm

Macron needs help and his new best friend, bizarrely, is Britain’s prime minister

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French women do get fat

January 25, 2020 3:34 pm

The effortlessly stick-thin Parisienne is a mythical creature

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Whatever happened to ‘Je suis Charlie’?

January 10, 2020 10:01 am

The magazine stands for the freedom to publish things others might vehemently disagree with

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2020 looks set to be a miserable year for Emmanuel Macron

December 31, 2019 10:56 am

His radical reform agenda for Europe has been undermined

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Trump is saving Nato

December 4, 2019 12:32 pm

Isn’t it bromantic?

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Expect fireworks at this week’s Nato summit

December 2, 2019 9:39 am

Johnson has a golden opportunity to emblazon his tarnished international image

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Boris Johnson could learn from Macron’s approach to extremism

November 16, 2019 10:19 am

Macron’s language is important. He takes aim at Salafism

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Once more without feeling

November 16, 2019 9:54 am

Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq reviewed

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The biggest threat to Emmanuel Macron is his own prime minister

November 5, 2019 9:38 am

Edouard Philippe is all the things Macron isn’t