François Hollande. He telephoned Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to “renew the expression of his solidarity”

France’s defence minister signed a €5.2-billion arms deal with Egypt on Monday, hours after the Egyptian air force bombarded Islamic State targets in(...)

Islamist gunmen shoot a wounded police officer on the ground at point-blank range, as they flee the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in this still image taken from amateur video shot on January 7th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters

The French Intifada is the sort of book that enrages the substantial number of French people who live in a state of denial. Its cover, showing the (...)

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his hotel this week in Lille to attend his trial on chages of “aggravated pimping”.  Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was questioned for a third and final day on Thursday, in his trial for alleged “aggravated pimping”, regarding his role in o(...)

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his hotel  on Thursday to attend the trial where he is charged alongside 13 others for ‘aggravated pimping’. Photograph: AFP

The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn for “aggravated pimping” took a dramatic turn in court on Thursday morning when no one from the prosecution qu(...)

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his hotel in Lille to attend his trial on charges of procuring women. Photograph: AFP

A strange role reversal occurred on Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s second day in the dock at his trial for “aggravated pimping”.Jade, a prudish and hygiene-(...)

A topless activist jumps on a car carrying Dominique Strauss-Kahn to his trial in Lille, France. She was joined by two others. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP

The former International Monetary Fund director and once French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a court in Lille on Tuesday that he d(...)

French president François Hollande at the Élysée Palace in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Alain Jocard/Reuters

President François Hollande made “the spirit of January 11th” the leitmotif of his bi-annual press conference on Thursday. On January 11th, nearly fou(...)

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaving the Lille courthouse. The economist is accused, with 13 others, in connection with a prostitution ring. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty

If she hadn’t been paid to have sex with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, “Jade” would not have been on the witness stand in a courtroom in Lille yesterday. Li(...)

A market in Nice. The attack has shaken Nice’s 25,000-strong Jewish community

French police arrested Moussa Koulibaly, an African Muslim who attacked a French army guard in front of a Jewish community centre in a pedestrian zon(...)

French-born pimp and defendant Dominique Alderweireld arriving at the Lille courthouse as the “Carlton” case trial began on Monday. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in a car with tinted windows for the first day of his trial for “aggravated pimping”. He was driven into a car park ben(...)