A demonstrator stands near fire in Toulouse during a protest against police brutality. Photograph: Getty Images

Protesters clashed with police in southern France on Saturday over the death of a young activist killed by a police grenade, in the latest of a series(...)

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has ordered an investigation into the security failures around the arrest of three men suspected of joining Islamist militants in Syria. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Three men suspected of joining Islamist militants in Syria gave themselves in to French authorities yesterday after a day of high confusion which expo(...)

Rescue workers continue to remove rubble and debris  in search for victims as they work at the site of a building collapse in Rosny sous Bois, near Paris. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-storey apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to seven after emergency crews pulled the body (...)

A girl has been arrested at Nice airport. File photograph: Wikimedia

A 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels has been arrested in the southeastern city of Nice, France’s interior mi(...)

French firefighters search the rubble of a collapsed building in Rosny-Sous-Bois, near Paris today. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters.

A four-storey building in a Paris suburb collapsed after an explosion this morning, killing a child and an elderly woman, and emergency teams were sea(...)

French president François:  has gone from saying ‘finance is the enemy’ during the 2012 presidential campaign to espousing supply-side economics. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

France’s rebel economy minister Arnaud Montebourg was replaced yesterday in the new government by Emmanuel Macron (36), the outgoing deputy secretary (...)

A pro-Palestinian protester stands infront of  riot police in paris today  during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip which had been banned by police. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters.

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities today to condemn violence in Gaza, defying a ban imposed after demonstrators marched (...)

A couple stand in front of the Jewish Museum  in Brussels where four people were shot. “The danger of a European 9/11 is more real than ever,” Jean-Pierre Filiu, a Syria expert and professor at Sciences Po told “Libération” newspaper. Photograph: Reuters

The arrest of Mehdi Nemmouche (29), a French Muslim suspected of having murdered four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24th, has heighte(...)

The state has hired an additional 3,347 civil servants since French president François Hollande came to office. Photograph: Reuters

The French government foresees another €18 billion in budgetary adjustments next year, with 80 per cent of this to come from spending cuts and the rem(...)

French president Francois Hollande’s government has  acknowledged it will overshoot this year’s target deficit of 3 per cent previously agreed with the European Commission. Photograph: Fred Dufour/Reuters

France missed its budget deficit target in 2012, as it will again this year, underlining the severe challenge facing President François Holland(...)