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(...)

A crowd gathers to lay flowers and candles in front of the Carillon restaurant in Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The city of light stumbled through its darkest weekend, numb with grief and anxiety. Many stayed at home, as authorities had recommended. One or more (...)

TV weatherman Philippe Verdier was taken off air by the France 2 channel after writing a book in which  he pooh-poohed global warming and questioned the probity of the 830 scientists who comprise the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP

If you were the head of French state television and your leading weatherman started preaching climate skepticism in the run-up to the UN climate confe(...)

Paris firefighters recover after extinguishing  a fire   in an apartment building in central Paris.  The fire killed eight people, including two children. Four people were also injured. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

French police have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with a building fire which had claimed the lives of eight people, including two children, (...)

French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has already become a central figure in the presidency of her former partner François Hollande. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. A decade ago, Ségolène Royal watched helplessly as Valérie Trierweiler, a journalist at Paris Match magazine who(...)

Paris has officially joined the race to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Photograph: Getty

Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and bring the global sports event back to the French capit(...)

An illustration of proposed changes to Suffolk Street in Dublin. Cars would be banned from key streets in the city centre. Photograph: Dublin City Council/PA Wire.

On Wednesday, Dublin City Council unveiled plans for a radical redesign of the city’s traffic management, banning private cars from the heart of the c(...)

Paris’ mayor Anne Hidalgo addresses journalists following a vote at the city council to organise the 2024 Olympics, a key step in the process to host the games for a third time. Photo: Patrick Kovarik/Getty Images

Paris took a decisive step towards a 2024 Summer Olympic bid on Monday when the City Hall backed the French aspirations to bring the Games back to the(...)

Paris has followed the lead of Berlin and is instigating a plan to ban the most polluting vehicles from its city streets.

Paris has followed the lead of Berlin and is instigating a plan to ban the most polluting vehicles from its city streets. The plan, which is said to b(...)

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

About a dozen former members of the French armed forces, including soldiers from the French foreign legion and paratroopers, have joined jihadist gro(...)