US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, pay tribute to the victims of November 13th terror attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The French writer and statesman André Malraux allegedly predicted that “the 21st century will be a century of religion or it will not be at all.” Th(...)

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(...)

Clouds of tear gas fill the air as demonstrators clash with French riot police at the Place de la Republique, Paris, on Sunday, November 29th. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

About 100 people have been detained after a major protest in Paris seeking a global climate deal turned violent, Paris’s police chief said. (...)

Performers wearing effigies of world leaders (From L) German chancellor Angela Merkel, China’s president Xi Jinping, US president Barack Obama, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and French president Francois Hollande gather for a breakfast organized by Oxfam NGO in Paris, on the eve of the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/ AFP/Getty Images

France has put 24 green activists under house arrest ahead of the United Nations climate talks, using emergency laws put in place following the(...)

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 (...)

France’s justice minister Christiane Taubira and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Luxembourg’s vice prime minister Etienne Schneider and justice minister Felix Braz, give a press conference at the end of the EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed a suite of measures to step up security in the wake of the Paris attacks, although they have st(...)

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(...)

Stade de France stadium: “The Euros will take place under maximum security,” the French sports minister said.  Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

French authorities are considering installing airport-style security scanners at all stadium turnstiles for the European Championships next summer. Th(...)

French special forces and medical vehicles  on rue de la Republique in Saint-Denis, north of central Paris. Photograph: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Ait Kamel (28) had just left a friend’s apartment in Saint-Denis, north of central Paris, and was passing a KFC on rue de la République when he heard (...)

An injured man holds his head as people gather near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The deadliest attack on French soil since the second World War – and the first carried out by suicide bombers – took place at six locations in Pari(...)