French prime minister Manuel Valls Mr Valls was at home in Paris’s 11th district, just 150 metres from La Belle Équipe café where 19 people were shot dead on the night of November 13th. “I learned a few hours later that the son of close friends, a former gallery owner in Barcelona, died,” he said. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

“We cannot receive more refugees in Europe, ” French prime minister Manuel Valls has told foreign correspondents in a group interview focused on the N(...)

Co-ordination: French president Francois Hollande talks to British prime minister David Cameron after a meeting at the Elysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

President Francois Hollande is retaliating with diplomatic and military means against Islamic State for the November 13th attacks that killed 130 peop(...)

It is possible to love a place the way one loves a person, and everyone loves Paris: tributes at the base of the Monument a la Republique at the Place de la Republique square. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

In the hours and days that followed the killing of 130 people in Paris on November 13th, I received an unprecedented number of texts and emails from f(...)

Suicide bomber: 20-year-old Bilal Hadfi, who blew himself outside the Stade de France, raising his right index finger in the Islamic State salute

Their faces became familiar to us this week, through images recorded on Islamic State videos, through police mugshots and through Facebook pages. But (...)

Muslims hold the French national flag at the Great Mosque of Strasbourg   during the Friday prayer, to pay tribute to the victims of the November 13th Paris terror attacks. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

One week after jihadists from Islamic State massacred 130 people in Paris, the French Council of the Muslim Faith took the unprecedented step of askin(...)

Detail from painting of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun in a 1790 self-portrait while painting Queen Marie Antoinette. Image: Galleria Degli Uffizi, Florence/Bridgeman Images

‘Why have there been no great women artists?” The oeuvre of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun seems the perfect rebuttal to the question famously posed by US(...)

Forensic scientists examine the apartment raided by French police yesterday morning in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis: Sources say second cell was planning fresh strike on business district. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

The northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis was turned into a war zone early yesterday when 110 policemen from the elite Raid and BRI units besieged an a(...)

An undated image of Belgian citizen Abdelhamid Abaaoud from Islamic State’s English-language magazine ‘Dabiq’.  (Militant photo via AP)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud (28) was the target of the French police raid on a building in Saint-Denis in the early hours of yesterday morning. He is believed (...)

French president François Hollande  and US secretary of state John Kerry at talks on Syria in the Élysée palace, Paris. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Even as Paris steps up its military intervention in Syria, French president François Hollande has launched a diplomatic offensive aimed at uniting int(...)

French president  François Hollande observes a minute’s silence with other high-ranking officials. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/Reuters

President François Hollande has asked 925 members of France’s national assembly and senate to modify France’s constitution to enable the government to(...)