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 (...)

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 (...)