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UpFront

Why will Poland not take in any Muslims?

We challenge a member of Poland's governing Law and Justice Party, and discuss the ongoing hijab controversy in France.

AJ Impact

France bets big on privatisation, planning to sell lottery stake

In test for pro-business president, deal could raise $1.9bn for the government as part of national innovation fund.

France bets big on privatisation, planning to sell lottery stake

Asia Pacific

Cambodia's Rainsy 'refused boarding' onto Paris-Bangkok flight

Opposition leader is attempting to return to Cambodia from self-imposed exile to challenge Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodia's Rainsy 'refused boarding' onto Paris-Bangkok flight

France

French police clear migrant makeshift camps in northern Paris

More than 1,600 people were cleared, a day after the government announced tighter immigration policies.

French police clear migrant makeshift camps in northern Paris

Europe

France tightens immigration controls

Move unveiled by prime minister seen as attempt to win voters from far-right.

AJ Impact

France is outpacing Germany as Europe's economic growth engine

French President Emmanuel Macron's unpopular reform agenda for Europe's second-largest economy appears to be paying off.

France is outpacing Germany as Europe's economic growth engine

Burkina Faso

France announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso

Sources suggest French operation has already started and being carried out at request of Burkinabe authorities.

France announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso

AJ Impact

Planes, poultry, power: China, France agree $15bn worth of deals

The energy, agriculture and aviation sectors are included in the deals, which will enable more French exports to China.

Planes, poultry, power: China, France agree $15bn worth of deals

Opinion

Islamophobia is on the rise in France

There has been a witch-hunt against Muslims following the stabbing of policemen by a colleague who converted to Islam.

Lanna Hollo

by Lanna Hollo

Lanna Hollo

Climate Change

Macron says Europe-China climate cooperation 'decisive'

Macron, Xi to hold meeting on Wednesday in Beijing, where they are expected to renew pledge on climate change.

Macron says Europe-China climate cooperation 'decisive'

Opinion

How the EU balkanised the Balkans

It is time Western Europe understood that there is more than one way to be European.

Katerina Kolozova

by Katerina Kolozova

Katerina Kolozova

AJ IMPACT

Vietnam's VietJet orders 20 Airbus A321XLR aircraft

Industry sources said VietJet would be among the first to put the XLR into service.

Vietnam's VietJet orders 20 Airbus A321XLR aircraft

AJ Impact

Size matters: Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to merge, creating car giant

Car firms are grappling with a global downturn and an expensive shift towards cleaner technology.

Size matters: Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to merge, creating car giant

AJ Impact

Denmark rebuffs Trump by approving Russian gas pipeline to Europe

The approval is the last major hurdle for the $11bn project, which will bolster gas flows from Siberia into Germany.

Denmark rebuffs Trump by approving Russian gas pipeline to Europe

AJ Impact

Fiat and Peugeot confirm talks over potential $50bn tie-up

The talks follow a proposed Fiat-Renault deal, which collapsed after intervention by the French government.

Fiat and Peugeot confirm talks over potential $50bn tie-up