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Macron says ‘special’ UK deal possible

Media captionPresident Macron: “You can’t have full access to the single market if you don’t tick the box” French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. […]

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Bocuse has been described as the “pope” of French gastronomy France’s most-celebrated chef Paul Bocuse has died at the age of 91, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for several years. He died in his famous restaurant near Lyon, a local chef close to the family told AFP news agency. […]

Macron says ‘special’ UK deal possible

Media captionPresident Macron: “You can’t have full access to the single market if you don’t tick the box” French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. […]

Macron says ‘special’ UK deal possible

Media captionPresident Macron: “You can’t have full access to the single market if you don’t tick the box” French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. […]

Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many fallen trees are still blocking railway lines across Germany Rail services are getting back to normal in Germany as trees and other debris are cleared from lines hit by a severe storm that claimed eight lives. Three people died earlier in the Netherlands in accidents caused by hurricane-strength winds. […]

Patricia Dagorn: France’s ‘Black Widow’ jailed for poisonings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dagorn was convicted for killing two men and poisoning two others A woman dubbed “the Black Widow of the Riviera” has been jailed for 22 years in southern France for killing two elderly men and poisoning two others. Prosecutors in Nice said Patricia Dagorn was a “perverted narcissist” who tried […]

Ukraine crisis: Kiev defines Russia as ‘aggressor’ state

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels accuse each other of violating a ceasefire agreed before New Year Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law defining areas seized by pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country as temporarily occupied by Russia. The law on the reintegration of the region was backed by 280 […]

Peter Mayle: A Year in Provence author dies at 78

Image copyright Getty Images Author Peter Mayle, who wrote A Year in Provence, has died aged 78, his publisher has said. The 1989 international bestselling book, which chronicled Mayle’s move from England to France and was turned into a TV series. He wrote follow-ups Toujours Provence and Encore Provence, as well as educational and children’s […]

Dolores O’Riordan: Inquest into Cranberries singer awaits test results

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images The inquest into the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has been adjourned while the coroner awaits the results of “various tests”. The inquest, at Westminster Coroner’s Court, has been adjourned until 3 April. The singer died suddenly on 16 January aged 46. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the […]

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

Media captionHurricane-strength gusts of up to 140km/h (90mph) caused transport chaos. Five people have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe. Three people died after being hit by falling trees and debris in the Netherlands and one in Germany. A second German was killed in a collision when his van […]