The entrance of the Nice Flore elementary school in Nice,  France, school  of an eight-year-old boy  who was questioned  by police on suspicion of “defending terrorism”. Photograph:  Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Police summons of child who wouldn't take part in minute’s silence sparks national debate

 President Michael D Higgins at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on Tuesday where  he delivered his address ‘The Future of Parliaments: Addressing the Challenges’. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Citizens have paid ‘a very high price’, president tells tells Strasbourg assembly

French president François  Hollande:    invited Alexis Tsipras to visit Paris soon and promised “that France will be beside Greece in this important period for its future”.  Ian Langsdon/Reuters

French communist party leader Pierre Laurent ‘absolutely thrilled’

Nicolas Sarkozy: he said prime minister Manuel Valls comparison of  France to the former apartheid regime in South Africa was “a moral error”. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

France’s post-attack ‘sacred union’ between left and right broken by the UMP leader

The Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris, where four hostages died on January 9th: France plans to spend about €735 million on anti-terrorist measures in the next three years. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France unveils measures two weeks after Paris attacks, including €725m in new spending

A man films  a building in Beziers, outside Montpellier, where a Russian Chechen suspected of preparing a terrorist attack was living before his arrest on Monday. Five Russian Chechens were placed under custody in Beziers and Saint-Jean-de-Vedas, outside Montpellier. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty

France remains on high alert in wake of Islamist attacks, writes Lara Marlowe

Marine Le Pen mocked the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius for avoiding the word “Islamist” and for referring to Islamic State by their Arabic name, Daesh. Photograph: Yoan Valat

‘What we are living through is the result of 20 years of errors,’ says National Front leader

 Armed Belgian police officers guard the building of the Federal Parquet in Brussels, Belgium, on  January 16th, 2015. Thirteen people were detained in 12 anti-terrorism raids in the Belgian city of Verviers. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Arrests in Belgium, Germany and France follow Belgian raid in which two jihadists killed

French president François Hollande (left) welcomes US secretary of state John Kerry prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

French life still revolves around last week’s attacks, writes Lara Marlowe

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