Euro 2016 shines a very bright light on France's ongoing troubles

Some of us in Britain may be inclined to look on the recent French strikes as quaint and admirably familiar behaviour from our closest European neighbours. In fact, it is symptomatic of an almost permanently sclerotic economy, with high unemployment, low growth, and low productivity

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Cruise 2017: Gucci takes over Westminster Abbey

Instead of roaming wide across the world, key luxury brands have chosen to present their 2017 resort season wares in and around London. They’re imbued with a touch of eccentric Britishness – but they’re geared to the rich tastes of the capital’s burgeoning number of billionaires, both residents and tourists, says Alexander Fury