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(...)

People leave a chapel which has been giving refuge to friends and relatives of victims of a bus and track crash in which at least 43 people were killed. Photograph: Romain Perrocheau/Getty Images

Forty-three people died at 7.30 on Friday morning on a winding road through the St Émilion vineyards of southwest France. It was the worst road acc(...)

Residents have a wash at the “New Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, where thousands live in the hope of crossing the Channel to Britain. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Eight hundred film-makers, actors, writers, musicians, artists and intellectuals have launched an urgent plea to the French government to “End the ind(...)

A car is stuck under a bridge during floods in Nice in the southeast of  France on October 3rd. Along the French Riviera, at least 17 have drowned. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

  At least 17 people drowned and four more were missing when torrential rains flooded the Côte d’Azur between Cannes and Nice overnight fr(...)

People look at the rubble and damaged cars in front of their house, in the aftermath of violent storms and floods in Biot, southeastern France, on Sunday. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed at least 16 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home. Torrents of (...)