# France

Top candidate for the Pe a Corsica nationalist party for the Corsican territorial election Gilles Simeoni (C) celebrates the results with supporters in Bastia on the French Mediterranean island on December 10, 2017. Photo: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP
Top candidate for the Pe a Corsica natio […]

Focus on Europe’s separatist movements as Corsican nationalists cement gains

Nationalists on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica have cemented gains in regional elections, underpinned by their demands for greater autonomy from Paris.
A seagull flies at the Thames in London (England) over the silhouette of the Westminster Palace (Houses of Parliament). Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa/archive
A seagull flies at the Thames in London […]

Hard Brexit would be ‘fatal,’ European business leaders warn May

Many companies have already drawn contingency plans in case Britain makes an uncontrolled departure from the EU, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which also attended the meeting with May.
A worker drives a tractor through the vines of the Chateau La Pierriere, which produces Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux designation wine, on October 23, 2017, in Gardegan-et-Tourtirac, southwestern France. Photo: Mehdi Fedouach / AFP
A worker drives a tractor through the vi […]

EU weedkiller row gives French winemakers a headache

In the peaceful vineyards of France's Bordeaux region, a potential EU crackdown on a popular weedkiller over cancer fears is adding to winemakers' worries.
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