Natacha Butler

Natacha Butler

Europe

Post-Brexit trading: European firms seek new strategies

How businesses in France are trying to prepare for Brexit.

Post-Brexit trading: European firms seek new strategies

Middle East

What was France's role in the 1979 Iranian revolution?

Experts say Paris sees Iran as the only stable power in the Middle East strategically, but the relationship with Tehran is complex.

What was France's role in the 1979 Iranian revolution?

Europe

France: 'Red scarves' against 'Yellow vests' to protest violence

A new citizens' movement created online, now on the streets of Paris, call themselves the red scarves and say they're fighting back against months of violence and disruption by yellow vest protesters.

France: 'Red scarves' against 'Yellow vests' to protest violence

Europe

Tintin 90 years on: Belgian comic book stirs racial controversy

The story reflects a colonial vision of Africans as it was created when Congo was a Belgian colony.

Tintin 90 years on: Belgian comic book stirs racial controversy

Europe

Belgium: King yet to accept resignation of PM

King Philippe consults leaders of political parties in deciding whether to accept the prime minister's resignation.

Belgium: King yet to accept resignation of PM

Europe

French court rules against former students in discrimination case

Three former students accused state of racism after they were stopped and searched by police on a school trip in 2017.

French court rules against former students in discrimination case

Europe

Belgium's museum reflects colonial oppression against DRC

Some critics say a more significant gesture would have been to return looted objects and artworks to DR Congo, its former colony.

Belgium's museum reflects colonial oppression against DRC

United Kingdom

Unresolved Gibraltar issues endanger Brexit plans, warns Spain

More than 10,000 Spanish workers cross the border into UK-controlled Gibraltar each day and Spain's prime minister warns that it will oppose the Brexit agreement if its status is not clarified.

Unresolved Gibraltar issues endanger Brexit plans, warns Spain

Europe

Rising petrol costs in France spur protests

A nationwide movement known as the 'yellow vest' protests has sprung up in France against the increasing price of fuel.

Rising petrol costs in France spur protests

Europe

Seventy world leaders gather in Paris for World War I centenary

French president tells leaders on Armistice Day that nationalism betrays patriotism.

Seventy world leaders gather in Paris for World War I centenary

Europe

Remembering sacrifice: France honours African WWI troops

A century on, France finally recognises the sacrifices made by the tens of thousands of African and Asian soldiers in world war one.

Remembering sacrifice: France honours African WWI troops

European Union

Iran looks to Europe as US reimposes sanctions

The UK, France and Germany say they deeply regret the move that will target Iran's oil, shipping and banking sectors.

Iran looks to Europe as US reimposes sanctions