Natacha Butler

Natacha Butler

Europe

Brexit: Paris steps up efforts to lure London firms

The French capital is lagging behind Germany in attracting big banks but France has become a main destination for entrepreneurs looking to leave Britain.

Brexit: Paris steps up efforts to lure London firms

Arts & Culture

Macron leads tributes as crowds attend Johnny Hallyday funeral

More than a million lined the Champs Elysees on Saturday for the funeral procession of the man known as the 'French Elvis'. Johnny Hallyday died on Wednesday at the age of 74.

Macron leads tributes as crowds attend Johnny Hallyday funeral

Europe

French Elvis: Rock icon Johnny Hallyday dies at 74

Rock ‘n' roll fans in France are mourning a national pop legend often compared to Elvis Presley. Johnny Hallyday died from lung cancer aged 74.

French Elvis: Rock icon Johnny Hallyday dies at 74

Africa

Migration crisis to dominate EU-Africa summit

There is growing concern that EU aid to Africa is being used to block refugees and migrants - instead of for development.

Migration crisis to dominate EU-Africa summit

Africa

France's Macron addresses students in Burkina Faso

The French president has promised a new era in relations with Africa. Emmanuel Macron told students in Burkina Faso that he wants France to deal with the continent on the basis of equality and not the past.

France's Macron addresses students in Burkina Faso

Africa

Macron tours Africa to 'reset' Francafrique relationship

French president heads to Africa with the message that days of Paris' neocolonialist paternalistic approach are over.

Macron tours Africa to 'reset' Francafrique relationship

France

France’s Macron seeks to mend ties with Africa

French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to transform his country's strained relationship with Africa. The comments come as he begins a four-day visit to the continent.

France’s Macron seeks to mend ties with Africa

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