French president Francois Hollande visiting Calais on Monday. Neither Nicolas Sarkozy nor Hollande went to the “Jungle”, as it has become a lawless zone deemed too dangerous for senior politicians. Photograph: Getty Images

President says Britain has an obligation to France over immigrants

Terror: soldiers, police and firefighters with victims’ bodies on Promenade des Anglais in Nice in July. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

Between the Charlie Hebdo and Nice massacres, French media changed their approach to such violent attacks, and the public’s reacti(...)

 Prof Louise Richardson: “The best source of good intelligence against the bad guys operating in our midst are the communities in which they operate.”  Photograph:  Alan Richardson/AFP/Getty Images

Prof Louise Richardson fears dramatic increase in fees for university’s students

Former French president and candidate for next year’s presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy: “The climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years. Man alone is not responsible for this change,” he declared in a speech for the Institut de l’enterprise seen by AFP. Photograph:    Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

‘Sahara became a desert, not because of industry’, says French presidential candidate

The ESA’s ExoMars 2016 programme launces from Baikonur cosmodrome on March 14th. The rocket is carrying the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Schiaparelli module, which will land on the Red Planet on October 19th.  Photograph:  Stephane Corvaja/ESA

European Space Agency’s ExoMars programme to determine if there’s life on Mars

Political advisor,  business consultant and intellectual Hakim El Karoui: In July, he drafted an open letter published by the Journal du Dimanche. “We who are French and Muslim are ready to assume our responsibilities,” it began. The text was signed by 41 Muslim academics, business people, scientists and cultural figures, and was widely noted by media and politicians. Photograph:  Matthieu alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

A voice for the silent majority of French Muslims calls for an Islamic reformation

French president François Hollande: His Socialist Party faithful gave him a standing ovation before he started  his speech in Paris on Thursday  entitled “Democracy Facing Terrorism” but a recent poll suggests that 88 per cent of French voters do not want him to seek re-election. Photograph: Christophe Ena/Pool/Reuters

French president slams terrorists, the right and City of London in combative speech

A marble plaque mounted in honour of Eileen Gray. In attendance at the unveiling were deputy mayor in the sixth arrondissement Chantal Lambert Burens, Ireland Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason (centre) and Patrick Klugman.

Pioneering talent remembered in magical moment almost 40 years after her death

Refugees and migrants from several countries, including Iran, Pakistan, Iraq and Erythea, sit by a makeshift camp on the Place de la Republique square in Paris. Photograph: Getty Images

Mayor Anne Hidalgo says Paris refugee camp is the first in a dense urban zone in Europe

French prime minister Manuel Valls: “France maintains strong ties with Islam. She is proud that Islam is the second religion of the country.” Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

French prime minister lashes out at “intolerable” New York Times article

Nicolas Sarkozy, former head of the Les Republicans political party and former French president, leaves his campaign headquarters in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Prosecutor believes former French president knew of €18m in bogus bills sent to UMP

French business owners and locals blockade the main road into the Port of Calais as they await the arrival of a convoy of trucks protesting against “The Jungle” migrant camp. Photograph by Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Up to 10,000 now living on wasteland site in tents and without adequate water or toilets

European Commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs, Pierre Moscovici: Asked whether the Apple decision  constituted an intervention in Irish internal affairs, he said: “Ireland is a country that benefits more than any other . . . from belonging to the EU. It is a champion of growth, and so it must approve of EU rules.” File photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Pierre Moscovici: Apple ‘a company which didn’t pay as much tax as it should have’

Ian Bailey: his lawyer Dominique Tricaud says: “Ian Bailey isn’t hiding. He has been questioned repeatedly by the Irish police. Yet he enjoys none of the rights of the accused.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Journalist could receive 30-year prison sentence in absentia for voluntary homicide

Marc Riboud’s famous photograph of Jan Rose Kasmir during the 1967 march on the Pentagon, which helped turn US public opinion against the Vietnam War. Photograph: Marc Riboud/Magnum Photos

Legendary photographer’s image helped change US public opinion on Vietnam War

Outgoing French economy minister Emmanuel Macron after his resignation. He said he regretted having failed to convince colleagues that a profound transformation of the French economy was needed. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Outgoing minister delivers resignation speech laced with criticism of Francois Hollande

French president François Hollande addresses French ambassadors during a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph: Francois Mori/Reuters

In foreign policy address, French president also seeks to impose deadline for Brexit

French president François Hollande will likely face a threat from former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

While Francois Hollande has yet to declare, there is little doubt he will seek re-election

Josef Hader and Aenne Schwarz as Stefan Zweig and his second wife, Lotte, in Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

The Austrian writer of the 1930s, a friend of James Joyce and inspiration for Wes Anderson, is back in vogue as his view of a worl(...)

Mohamed Merah (left) who murdered three French Muslim soldiers and four people from a Jewish school, including three children, in 2012 and Olivier Corel, the so-called “white imam” who received some of the most lethal jihadists.

Frustration and confusion often permeates the state’s reaction to suspected Islamists

French prime minister Manuel Valls walks a corridor of Nimes’ remand centre, where where nearly 400 people live in a space with a maximum capacity of 192. Photograph: Getty Images

Sharp increase in prisoner numbers fuels overcrowding and appalling conditions

 Australian model Mecca Laalaa in an Islamic swimsuit (or burqini) by Muslim designer Aheda Zanetti. Plans for a waterpark in Marseille to set aside a day just for Muslim women wearing burqinis have sparked outrage in  France. Photograph: Anoek de Groot/AFP/Getty Images

Smile 13’s plans to rent out a water park near Marseille is described as ‘hardcore sectarianism’

Soldiers patrol the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Given the war with Isis could take years, French society must look beyond security

The fountains in Versailles, France. Photograph: Bernard Menigault/Corbis via Getty Images

Tourists still flock in their droves to gawk at Louis XIV’s red and gold brocade bed

Pallbearers carry the coffin of French parish priest Fr Jacques Hamel outside the Cathedral in Rouen, France, August 2nd, 2016. Fr Hamel was killed last week in an attack on a church  near Rouen  by assailants linked to Islamic State. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Fr Jacques Hamel eulogised in Rouen, but what does future hold for France’s Muslims?

An image taken from video shows Abdel Malik Petitjean and Adel Kermiche, the men behind the church attack in Normandy. Petitjean exhorted Muslims ‘brothers’ to ‘strike this country’. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

19-year-old Normandy attackers knew each other only four days before they struck

Avignon sees a rise in visitor numbers every July when its annual theatre festival is held. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

25-year-old was attacked by three men with a motorcycle chain lock

The site in southwest England where the Hinkley Point nuclear power station is due to be built. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

French firm EDF left in lurch as move seen as crucial to its future is postponed

At least seven major media outlets in France have said they will no longer publish images of terrorist attackers.

Recent attacks have sparked media debate in France on the ethics of coverage

Flowers from the Muslims of France Association are left outside the church where a priest was killed on Tuesday in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

Murder of Fr Jacques has destroyed fragile ethnic balance in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray

People stand in front of the Place de la Republique monument in Paris,  after a priest was killed in the Normandy city of St-Étienne-du-Rouvray in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images

François Hollande to meet faith leaders after murder of priest by Islamic State supporters

A ceremony at   Lyon Cathedral in memory of Fr Jacques Hamel who  was born in 1930,  ordained in 1958 and celebrated his golden jubilee – 50 years of service – in 2008. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Right-wing figures pounce after priest’s throat is slashed in Normandy town

Late priest Fr Jacques Hamel celebrating a Mass on in the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy. The 84-year-old was killed onTuesday. Photograph: AFP/Paroisse Saint-Étienne-Du-Rouvray

One of ‘soldiers of Islamic State’ who forced cleric to kneel before murder identified

 French policewoman Sandra Bertin  attends  a wreath-laying ceremony  in tribute to the victims of the attack of July 14th in Nice: Ms Bertin has claimed the interior ministry pressured her to alter a report into security on the day of the attack. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

Policewoman claims she was told to alter report about police presence on July 14th

Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund, will be tried by a panel of six deputies from the National Assembly, six senators and three magistrates. If convicted, she could in theory be sentenced to up to a year in prison and a €15,000 fine. Photograph:  EPA

Sarkozy alleged to have put pressure on Lagarde to approve award for Bernard Tapie

Theresa May and François Hollande at the Élysée Palace yesterday. The British prime minister said it will take time to prepare for Brexit negotiations. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Brexiteers’ possible strategy: play France and Germany off each other

People walk past flowers left in tribute at a makeshift memorial to the victims of the Bastille Day truck attack near the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. Photograph: Reuters

Five to be arraigned in connection with complicity in a terrorist undertaking

French President Francois Hollande  shares Mr Kenny’s belief in liberal economic policies, but has encountered great difficulty putting them into practice in France. Photograph:  Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

Brexit, the Easter Rising and Irish in France during first World War also on agenda

John Montague:   got married at Nice town hall in 2005 and spends much of the year there. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John Montague and Elizabeth Wassell are heartbroken over the attack in Nice

French soldiers patrol the Promenade des Anglais in the French riviera city of Nice on Tuesday after the deadly attack on Bastille day killed 84 people. Photograph: Olivier Anrigo/EPA

Country to vote on extending state of emergency after man stabs mother and daughters

Public anger flared at noon yesterday, when the prime minister, Manuel Valls, attended a ceremony on the Promenade des Anglais, near  where Laouaiej-Bouhlel was killed by police. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Inquiry advances as prosecutor says Laouaiej-Bouhlel not a practising Muslim

A French flag flies among the crowd as people applaud in front of the Monument du Centenaire during a minute of silence on the third day of national mourning to pay tribute to victims of the truck attack along the Promenade des Anglais on Bastille Day that killed scores and injured as many in Nice, France. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol / Reuters

‘The terrorists want to divide us, and the politicians are doing it for them’

Killian Khalfallah, one of the victims of the Nice terror attack. Photograph: Twitter

Families remember those killed in the Bastille Day truck assault in the French city

French soldiers patrol on the  Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France,  days after a truck mowed through revellers. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP Photo

Six people have been placed in custody in connection with Bastille Day massacre

People stand around a makeshift memorial near the Promenade des Anglais, where 84 people were killed by a truck on July 14th. Photograph: Dmitry Kostyukov/The New York Times

‘Incomprehension, stupefaction, silence and fear’ tempered with ‘a sense of togetherness’

A reproduction of the residence permit of Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, the man who rammed his truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice on July 14th.

Islamic State claimed Mohamed Laouaiej-Bouhlel as one of its ‘soldiers’

People pay tribute to the victims of the July 14th terrorist attack in Nice at a memorial place in front of the French embassy in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Nice survivors struggle to adjust to reality in the aftermath of the Bastille Day attack

A  memorial near the Promenade des Anglais the day after a truck was driven through a Nice crowd on  Bastille Day  killing 84. Photograph: Dmitry Kostyukov/The New York Times

Hollande caught between allegations of too much and too little action

A picture taken on Friday shows forensics officers and policemen examining a truck on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice, after it drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display killing more than 80 people. Photograph: AFP

'It shouldn’t have happened. On the best of days, you wouldn’t be able to drive anything that size down the promenade'

A woman places a bouquet of flowers with others to pay tribute to victims near the scene where a truck ran into a crowd killing more than 80 people who were celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Irish man among 200 injured, 50 of whom are critical, after lorry ran into crowd

Police officers stand near a van, with its windscreen riddled with bullets, which  ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on Thursday night. Dozens are feared dead and over 100 others were injured. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Driver shot dead as France opens terrorism inquiry into attack that left at least 50 others injured

Two of the most stunning security lapses concern the flight of Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the November 13th massacre that killed 130 people. Photograph: AP

Parliamentary inquiry finds security agencies need a radical overhaul to fight jihadism

Prime Minister Manuel Valls told  the annual meeting of the financial lobby Europlace: “We want Paris to become the leading financial centre in Europe.”

French officials know they are fighting an uphill battle as taxes and social charges remain among the highest in Europe

 Republic of Ireland supporter Jamie Monaghan, from Togher, Co Louth, and Northern Ireland supporter Jim Spratt who were selected to accept the prestigious ‘Médaille de la Ville de Paris’ from the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, which has been awarded to Irish fans for their ‘exemplary behaviour’ at Euro 2016. Photograph:  Gwendoline le Goff/Uefa via Sportsfile.

Republic and North groups given medals for ‘exemplary behaviour’ during Euro 2016

France Telecom employees demonstrating in Strasbourg, eastern France, in 2009. In all, 60 France Télécom employees took their own lives, including 35 in 2008 and 2009. Photograph:  Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images)

Executives behind brutal jobs cuts programme may face criminal charges after dozens of deaths

David Hunt jailed for eight months in Europe’s largest prison, Fleury-Mérogis

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo next to the Euro 2016 trophy in Paris. Photograph: Frederic Stevens/Getty Images

‘You can be proud, because the Euros aren’t over yet, and you’ve already won’

Michel Rocard: French president François  Hollande called him “a great figure of the republic and the left”. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Politicians of all hues used Michel Rocard’s death to justify their positions

Members of the British Army’s  Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery at the Thiepval Memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme on Friday. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/EPA

David Cameron, François Hollande, Michael D Higgins and Prince Charles lead tributes

Members of the cast: The Abbey Theatre performs iconic Frank McGuinness play at the Ulster Memorial Tower in Thiepval (Northern France) as part of the official centenary commemorations of the Battle of the Somme. Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme is on tour in Northern Ireland in July before arriving at the Abbey Theatre in August.

Seminal play performed in location where playwright Frank McGuinness set drama

French president François Hollande arriving at the EU Summit in Brussels on June 28th. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

President François Hollande said ‘France wanted Europe . . . she built Europe’

French president Francois Hollande Mr Hollande tried to reassure the French that co-operation with Britain would continue “on the economic, human and cultural level”. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Call for ‘French-German engine’ to deal with fallout of result that ‘seriously tests Europe’

A woman reacts as she holds roses in front of French gendarmes and police during a demonstration against plans to reform French labour laws near the Place de la Bastille square in Paris. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Tight security in place as 2,000 officers in riot gear deployed for march through Paris

A visitor takes a photograph of a Buaku Japanese mask  from traditional Kyogen comic theatre, on  display at an  exhibition, Jacques Chirac or the Dialogue of Cultures, being held  at the Musée du Quai Branly  in Paris, France. The major exhibition is devoted to Chirac, the former French president and   Quai Branly museum founder, who is passionate about non-European arts and different civilisations. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Musée du Quai Branly rechristened in his name to reflect his respect for ‘distant arts’

Court sketch shows Fabienne Kabou (39) speaking during the first day of her trial at the Assize Court, in Saint-Omer. Photograph: Benoit Peyrucq/AFP/Getty Images

Fabienne Kabou tells court she killed her daughter ‘because it was simpler that way’

A man clad in a Darth Vader mask wields smoke flares during a demonstration against the French government’s planned labour law reforms in Marseille, earlier in June. Photograph: Getty Images

Attack on Necker children’s hospital dismays authorities and alienates public opionion

French police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and administrative agent Jessica Schneider who were killed by Larossi Abballa. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu/Reuters

Country faces complex question about what to do with known jihadists after latest incident

 François Hollande  during the opening of the international anti-corruption practitioner conference at the OECD in Paris  yesterday. Photograph: Francois Guillot/Reuters

The 80th anniversary of the ‘Front populaire’ is an embarrassment to the ruling socialists

A resident gives flowers to police officers  at a security perimeter near a house where a French police officer and his wife have been murdered. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French jihadist killed a police officer and his partner at their Magnanville home

A protester runs from the scene as others duck behind a toppled garbage container as they protect themselves from water cannon used by riot police to disperse the crowd during a demonstration against labour law reform in Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Total of 26 injured in skirmishes between police officers and demonstrators

Larossi Abballa (25) killed police commandant Jean-Baptiste Salvaing (42), and his partner, Jessica Schnieder (36).

List of targets found in double-killer Larossi Abballa’s home, says Paris prosecutor

Football fans arrive several hours prior to the start of the Euro 2016 match between France and Romania at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Supporters feel threat is ‘always in back of your mind’ but enjoy themselves regardless

The fan zone in Marseille. “The Euro must be a beautiful, popular fête. It’s important for the image of France and the pride of the French.” Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Euro 2016 starts as rubbish piles up on streets of Paris

France PM Manuel Valls said a strike by train drivers had become “incomprehesible” while CGT chief Philippe Martinez addresses a rally in Fougeres, western France. Photographs: Getty Images

Industrial action goes down to the wire, just days before football tournament kicks off

Life in a war zone: wounded children at a clinic in Douma. Photograph: Abd Doumany/AFP/Getty

In her new book, The Morning They Came for Us, the war reporter Janine di Giovanni uses her first-hand experience to describe life(...)

Front, François Hollande, Jean-Marc Ayrault, John Kerry and Federica Mogherini, as well Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan (2nd right, 2nd row), in Paris in a bid to revive the Middle East peace process. Photograph: Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Palestinians welcome initiative as Israeli foreign ministry predicts ambitious plan will fail

French prime minister Manuel Valls.  Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

French prime minister tells Euro 2016 travellers to ‘come by plane, by car, by train’

French police stand in front of CGT union members during a protest at a factory in Saint Amand les Eaux, northern France. Photograph: AFP Photo

France has adopted strategy to prevent a ‘coagulation’ of discontent that could disrupt Euro 2016

A court sketch shows suspected jihadists, facing charges of criminal association with a view to commit acts of terrorism, during their trial in a Paris courthouse on Monday. Photograph: Benoit Peyrucq/AFP/Getty Images

Defendants say they had nothing to do with Paris rampage that killed 130 in November

Detail from Woman in a Blue Dress, Seated (1918-1919). Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Whether or not Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani was 'worth two Picassos', his style is certainly unique and widely accessible

 German chancellor Angela Merkel  and French president Francois Hollande light an eternal flame inside the ossuary at Douaumont cemetery in memory of the 130,000 soldiers whose remains are buried at the site during ceremonies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun near Verdun, France on Sunday. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Ceremony marks charnel house fight that killed 300,000 French and Germans

People bang a plastic bin as they hold a placard reading “We are millions” and a flag of the French union-trade General Confederation of Labour (CGT) during a protest against the government’s labour law reforms in Rennes on Thursday. A wave of industrial action against labour reforms is rocking France. Photograph: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty

Force ouvriere calls for all-out strike for transport and waste disposal on match days

 Riot police charge protesters amid a clouds of tear gas during a demonstration in Paris, France,  May 26th, 2016. The demonstration took  place as part of widespread protests against the French government’s labour reform project. Photograph: Jeremy Lempin/EPA

Difficult to see how tournament can go ahead if strikes, protests and shortages continue

Secretary-general of the Confédération Générale de Travail (CGT) Philippe Martinez: until the present crisis, he was virtually unknown. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Leader of communist CGT ‘wants to bring France to its knees’, according to ‘Le Figaro’

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: said the proposed period for the Dáil to rise is “too early and it is too long”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

As the Dáil is set to get about three months holidays, we look at the norm in other jurisdictions

People pass a security check at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris yesterday, where the French Open is being played. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

France reveals 90,000-strong security force for tournament amid fears of attacks

Workers on strike block the access to the harbour of Saint-Nazaire, western france. Photograph: Getty Images

Trade unions railing against new labour laws employing more drastic protest measures

Bardo massacre: Moncef Ben Moussa, the museum’s director. Photograph: Emeric Fohlen/NurPhoto via Getty

Visitor numbers at Tunisia’s famous Bardo museum collapsed after the jihadist massacre in March 2015. It’s what the terrorists wan(...)

An Egyptian Defence Ministry  search  for missing EgyptAir flight MS804  off the Egyptian coast, north of Alexandria. Photograph:  Egyptian Defence Ministry/EPA

If aircraft downed by Islamists, the jihadists are tardy in claiming credit for grisly crime

French police  at Charles de Gaulle airport: The crash of the EgyptAir flight coincided with the extension of France’s state of emergency for the third time since the November 13th, 2015, attacks that killed 130 people. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

French and Egyptian leaders vow close co-operation after 66 die over Mediterranean

Families of passengers on the EgyptAir plane that vanished en route from Paris wait at Cairo Airport. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

French and Egyptian officials suspect terrorism amid confusion over debris

The Egyptair Airbus 320, which disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean on Thursday pictured in Vienna, Austria, in August last year. Photograph: Thomas Ranner/Reuters

Greek authorities say no aircraft wreckage found despite airline's earlier claims

Jean-Pierre Filiu disagrees with Barack Obama’s refusal to intervene in Syria because the US did not know who would replace Assad. Photograph: James Leynse

Expert says talk of dictators and jihadists overlooks the people’s rights

Abdelhamid Abaaoud: the presumed mastermind behind the Paris attacks said he was able to return to Syria from Europe despite being pursued by intelligence agencies. Photograph: AP

France tried to arrest or kill Islamic State terrorist before he struck

Protesters clash with police in Nantes on Tuesday during a demonstration against the use of the French constitution’s article 49,3 allowing the government to bypass parliament and force through labour reforms. Photograph: AFP Photo/Jean-Sebastien Evrard

Spectre of French government falling recedes after left-wing rebels fail to muster sufficient numbers

A demonstrator holds a board reading  “The temperature rises” during a protest in front of the National Assembly in Paris: Prime minister Manuel   Valls pleaded with a socialist group meeting before asking the cabinet to authorise use of article 49.3 of the constitution. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

Unpopular changes to be forced through parliament in move that could sink government

 Denis Baupin: Female officials from the green party EELV told the investigative website Mediapart and France Inter radio station he had assaulted or harassed them. Photograph: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images

EELV member Denis Baupin accused of sexual aggression and harassment

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