French gendarmes at the desecrated Jewish cemetery of Sarre-Union in France. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty

France was still reeling at similarities between the attacks in Copenhagen and events in Paris last month when it was announced late on Sunday that a(...)

Danish police shot and killed a man in Copenhagen on Sunday they believe was responsible for two deadly attacks at an event promoting freedom of speec(...)

Nicolas Sarkozy: he said prime minister Manuel Valls comparison of  France to the former apartheid regime in South Africa was “a moral error”. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

The “sacred union” forged by president François Hollande during three days of Islamist violence that killed 17 people this month has ended.Hollande te(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls (left) and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve (centre) applaud as Lassana Bathily (24), holds his citizenship papers during a ceremony at the Interior Ministry in Paris on  January 20th, 2015. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The Malian grocery worker hailed as a hero for saving hostages’ lives when an Islamist militant attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris this month was(...)

World leaders including (from left) Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French president François Hollande, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Polish prime minister Donald Tusk and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the start of the march.  Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

World leaders linked arms as they led more than 1.5 million people in a silent march through Paris in tribute to the victims of last week’s attacks an(...)

 A police officer carries flower tributes given by a pedestrian at the site of a fatal attack on a kosher supermarket  in Paris, France. Four hostages and  gunman Amedi Coulibaly were killed when police ended the siege. Coulibaly’s partner Hayat Boumeddiene (26)  is wanted in connection with the murder of a policewoman. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images. 2:00

France remained on high alert on Saturday as rallies took place in cities across the country and the authorities assessed the terror risk after a viol(...)

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve  arrives for a crisis meeting at the Elysee Presidential Palace  to decide on new measures aimed at thwarting a repeat of the attacks in Paris. Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images.

France’s interior minister has called for “extreme vigilance” after three days of attacks by terrorists linked to al-Qaeda that scarred the nation and(...)

 Said Kouachi (34, left) and Chérif Kouachi (32), who were killed in a police shootout in Dammartin-en-Goële yesterday. The brothers had been on the US no-fly list. Photograph:  Getty Images

The two brothers who were killed after a siege at a print works north of Paris yesterday had been tracked as potential jihadists, US counterterrorism(...)

French police officers  in an industrial area northeast of Paris where the suspects in the  attack at the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo  are reportedly holding a hostage. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

8.20am: Reports that shots have been fired in a car chase northeast of Paris.8.45am: French minister of the interior Bernard Cazeneuve confirms that a(...)

Riot officers patrol in Longpont, north of Paris. The suspects were were identified by a petrol station attendant in the town of Villers-Cotterets, 70km northeast of the French capital. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP

All France became Charlie Hebdo on Thursday. As one commentator put it, the extremists who attacked the satirical magazine on Wednesday murdered 12 pe(...)