The manager of Uber France and the general manager for western Europe were detained as part of an investigation that earlier led to Uber’s offices being raided by police in March. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

French police have detained two executives from Uber for questioning as a government clampdown intensifies on the US-based taxi and ride-sharing servi(...)

Police lead away an unidentified woman as they search Yassin Salhi’s home in Saint-Priest, near Lyon. Photograph: Richard Mouillaud/EPA

France suffered its first Islamist attack in five months yesterday when Yassin Salhi (35) murdered and decapitated his 54-year-old boss and attempted (...)

French police cordon off the area where a decapitated body was  found near the Air Products company, in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier. Photograph: AFP  2:13

It was the severed head stuck on the factory security fence, like a trophy, that most horrified France on Friday morning. In Syria and Iraq, Islamic (...)

French taxi drivers clash with riot police on the ring-road around Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA 1:55

France’s interior minister called for a nationwide legal clampdown on UberPOP on Thursday, siding with taxi drivers who blockaded major transport hubs(...)

Migrants protect themselves with emergency blankets against  a sudden rainstorm  on the sea wall at the Saint Ludovic border crossing between  Italy and France on Sunday,  June 14th. Photograph:  Jean-Pierre Amet/Reuters 0:44

With 100 Africans sleeping on rocks overlooking the Italian coast after being turned back at the French border, Rome and Paris argued yesterday over (...)

French police are holding a heavily armed man they suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on one or two churches in France. Photograph:  Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

French police are holding a heavily armed man they suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on one or two churches in France, interior minister (...)

German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz (28). Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said Lubitz deliberately crashed the Germanwings aircraft into the Alps. 2:12

German police have begun searching the home of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who is believed to have ocked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwing(...)

France’s president Francois Hollande (2nd right), Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy (centre) and German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) walk near crash site of Germanwings Airbus A320. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters 2:24

Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps, killing every(...)

A screengrab taken from an AFP TV video  showing search and rescue personnel near scattered debris while making their way through the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps above the southeastern town of Seyne. Photograph: AFP 2:24

“The first message I sent when I reached the ground was that there are certainly no survivors,” said Dr Frédéric Petitjean. The rescue doctor, who (...)

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(...)