An undated photo  of  Ayoub El-Khazzani, who was overpowered by two US servicemen and other passengers  during an attack aboard an Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train on August 21st, 2015. File photograph: EPA

The man who boarded a high-speed Amsterdam-to-Paris train with a Kalashnikov rifle before being tackled by passengers was on the radar of authorities (...)

Anthony Sadler (L), from Pittsburg, California, and Alek Skarlatos from Roseburg, Oregon, hold their medals as they sit in a restaurant after a brief ceremony in the town of Arras, northern France, on August 21, 2015. The Americans  overpowered a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov who opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama has praised the heroism of three Americans who overpowered a gunman on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on(...)

French police detain a man on a train station platform at Arras after shots were fired on the Amsterdam to Paris Thalys high-speed train and several people were injured. Photograph: Christina Cathleen Coons/Reuters

Three people were wounded in a shooting incident on high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris on Friday, the French interior ministry said. A man w(...)

Migrants gather near a highway overpass by the makeshift camp called The New Jungle in Calais. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

British police will be deployed to Calais to target people-smuggling gangs as part of a new agreement aimed at alleviating the ongoing migrant crisis (...)

Migrants who were blocking the Eurotunnel ramp for trucks  are pushed back by policemen at Coquelles near Calais. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Britain and France have urged other EU states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to mak(...)

Migrants walk near the road where lorries pass after leaving their hiding spot at the Eurotunnel site in Calais. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Britain and France have pledged to increase resources to help deal with the escalating migrant crisis in Calais, as thousands of migrants try to ente(...)

French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has already become a central figure in the presidency of her former partner François Hollande. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. A decade ago, Ségolène Royal watched helplessly as Valérie Trierweiler, a journalist at Paris Match magazine who(...)

A migrant receives a medical consultation at a field dispensary set up by the French doctors group Medecins du Monde (Doctors of the World) at a makeshift tent city located in a field in Calais, France. France and Britain agreed on Thursday to step up efforts to discourage migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to stow away on vehicles crossing the Channel between the two countries. Calais is one of the front lines in a wider immigration crisis in which European countries are struggling to agree among themselves how to deal with growing numbers of migrants fleeing conflict or poverty.  Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Channel Tunnel services between the UK and France were disrupted after around 150 migrants tried to storm the terminal in Calais in a bid to board UK-(...)

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 (...)