French riot police stand on the side of the road to prevent migrants from approaching lorries on the road leading to the ferry port in Calais, northern France. Photograph: AFP Photo

Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa live in makeshift encampments in Paris, Calais and elsewhere. The migrant crisis created tension(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius and Peruvian environment minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty

Officials responsible for the COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change are attempting to inject a new sense of urgency into negotiations, in(...)

Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov looks on from a defendants’ cage as he attends a court hearing in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Photograph: Sergey Pivovarov/Reuters

A military court in Russia jailed Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film-maker, for 20 years yesterday for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in Crimea, as (...)

French president Hollande  after his speech during the annual gathering of French ambassadors at the Élysée Palace in Paris on August 25th. Photograph:  Philippe Wojazer / EPA/ Pool MaxPPP

When French president François Hollande addressed France’s ambassadors to foreign countries, assembled in the red velvet and gilt reception rooms of t(...)

French President François Hollande (centre) with Briton Chris Norman and Americans Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos at the Élysée Palace in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty Images

President François Hollande on Monday awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honour, to three Americans and a Briton who overpowered a(...)

A unit commander kisses a flag held by Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko during a military parade in Kiev on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 1:32

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has sought to forge a united front with Germany and France against a Russia that he said was still threatening (...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s president Francois Hollande present a unified front on the refugee crisis. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned as “repulsive” a violent stand-off in Saxony between German police and a far-right mob over an asylum-se(...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during an interview  in Brussels in August. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker dismissed calls for a new EU summit on immigration, saying member states should stop dragging their (...)

French president Francois Hollande (left) awards US national guardsman Alek Skarlatos (centre) with the Legion of Honour medal for his role in disarminan armed attacker on train last week.Photograph:  Reuters 1:35

French president Francois Hollande on Monday awarded France’s highest honour, the Legion d’honneur, to three US citizens and a Briton who helped disar(...)

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 (...)