Natacha Butler

Natacha Butler

Politics

Macron visits Paris’ notorious Clichy-sous-Bois

Residents of Clichy-sous-Bois welcomed the president warmly and listened to his message of hope. The Paris suburb is trying to shake its reputation as a no-go zone after its troubled past.

Macron visits Paris’ notorious Clichy-sous-Bois

Europe

France faces worst butter shortage since WWII

The French are the world's biggest consumers of butter and some are blaming the nation's rigid rules over food supply that is causing drastic increases in prices.

France faces worst butter shortage since WWII

Refugees

France town becomes transit point for refugees trying to reach UK

Migrants have moved on to the area of Ouistreham due to tight security in the city of Calais, where the so-called 'jungle' refugee camp was destroyed a year ago.

France town becomes transit point for refugees trying to reach UK

Europe

France exhibition aims to paint positive image of Napoleon

A huge art exhibition in the French town of Arras focuses on the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte, who ruled France and much of Europe more than 200 years ago.

France exhibition aims to paint positive image of Napoleon

Europe

France: Paul Gauguin exhibition draws charges of colonialism

A new exhibition is celebrating one of the France's most famous painters, Paul Gauguin, in Paris.

France: Paul Gauguin exhibition draws charges of colonialism

Europe

France passes sweeping anti-terrorism law

The French parliament has voted to adopt a controversial anti-terrorism bill that grants security forces sweeping powers. They were first given the extra powers under France's state of emergency. Those measures will now become permanent.

France passes sweeping anti-terrorism law

Europe

France's Catalans want more regional autonomy

Nearly 500,000 Catalans across Spain’s border in France are watching Sunday’s referendum on independence closely.

France's Catalans want more regional autonomy

Europe

French protest Macron's new labour laws

Unions and supporters of the left-wing opposition in France are gathering for the latest in a series of protests against the president's new labour laws.

French protest Macron's new labour laws

Latin America

St Martin Island on long road to recovery after Hurricane Irma

Islanders in Saint Martin are picking up the pieces after taking the full force of Hurricane Irma on Wednesday.

St Martin Island on long road to recovery after Hurricane Irma

Latin America

Hurricane Jose spares Saint Martin Island

The Caribbean island of Saint Martin was hit by the full force of Hurricane Irma on Wednesday. Three days later, locals prepared to be struck by Hurricane Jose, but further disaster was avoided when the storm changed course.

Hurricane Jose spares Saint Martin Island

Latin America

Saint Martin island expected to be hit by another hurricane

Hurricane Irma, the largest storm on record in the Atlantic Ocean, has again been upgraded to a category five system. The storm has left a trail of devastation as it makes its way through the Caribbean and towards the US state of Florida.

Saint Martin island expected to be hit by another hurricane

Latin America

‘Chaos’ in French island territories after Hurricane Irma

The French territories of St Barts and St Martin were among the places worst hit by Hurricane Irma, and they remain in a desperate situation with reports of looting.

‘Chaos’ in French island territories after Hurricane Irma