A shirtless Xavier Broseta, an Air France executive, is evacuated by security after employees interrupted a meeting at the Air France headquarters on Monday.  Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

The French political class and trade union movement have unanimously condemned the near lynching of two Air France executives on Monday. “I came to Ai(...)

Michel Platini’s two million Swiss Franc payment from Fifa is the subject of criminal proceedings involving Sepp Blatter (left), with Platini’s status described by the Swiss attorney general as “in between a witness and accused person”. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/AFP photo

When, two summers ago, the magazine So Foot wished to mark its 10th anniversary, it devoted an issue to the great No 10s. Zico, Scifo, Zidane, Zola, R(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday about the migration crisis. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

Yesterday’s debate in the National Assembly regarding Europe’s migration crisis was surprisingly tepid, considering that immigration is the most explo(...)

The former French interior minister Charles Pasqua, who has died aged 88, was a totem of the French right, influential in shaping its hardline policie(...)

‘Flamby’ no more: France’s president, Francois Hollande,  in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Ian Langdson/EPA

France’s president, François Hollande, is not in the habit of bragging, but he’s likely to be unusually cheerful in his annual televised interview mar(...)

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(...)

Historic Catholic cathedral  Notre Dame de Paris: the controversy over using French churches as mosques is polarising politicians, intellectuals and media

The conservative weekly Valeurs Actuelles blames Dalil Boubakeur, rector of Paris’s Grand Mosque and president of the French Council of Muslims, for t(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls delivers a government statement on Greece at the National Assembly in Paris. France would do all it could to keep Greece in the euro zone, he said on Wednesday. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

French prime minister Manuel Valls fervently opposes the expulsion of Greece from the euro zone and says that rescheduling or writing down Greek debt (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande speak to the press at the Elysée Palace in Paris, yesterday. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/Getty Images

The leaders of France and Germany seemed to speak directly to Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday, telling him that he urgently needs to mak(...)

A protester holds a sheet with the Greek word for ‘No’ during an open house presentation of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party  in Berlin, while German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in the background. Photograph: Getty Images 2:19

When Alexis Tsipras meets Angela Merkel today in Brussels, the German leader may like to remind her mythology-loving Greek counterpart of the fate of (...)