French ministers at a ceremony to remember victims of terror attacks in Paris, France. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

France honoured the victims of Islamist militant attacks last year in a silent ceremony on Sunday, almost a year to the day when more than a million p(...)

The latest edition of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo with the coverline: “One year on,  assassin still on the run.” Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The intensity with which France commemorates the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre this week shows that the country sees the events of J(...)

Draining begins at canal St Martin which is cleaned every 15 years. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Authorities in Paris began, on Monday, draining the canal St Martin, a favourite haunt of hipsters in northeastern Paris, in an attempt to refurbish i(...)

A soldier on guard  on the  Champs-Elysees in Paris, France,  December 30th, 2015, ahead of what will be subdued new year celebrations in the French capital. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Authorities in Paris, with an eye to security following the November attacks by armed militants, are shortening a new year video light spectacular at (...)

 President Barack Obama (right), French president Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo pay their respect at the Bataclan concert hall,  after Obama arrived in the French capital to attend the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21)on Monday. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer, pool via AP

President Barack Obama laid a single rose at a memorial for the victims of the Paris attacks on Monday shortly after arriving in the city, vi(...)

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(...)