French prime minister Manuel Valls at a migrants’ reception centre in Calais: a visit to “the jungle” was too great a security risk. Photograph: Denis Charlet/EPA

It was all they would see of “the jungle”: black faces lined up along the road as the prime minister’s motorcade sped by, the chaotic jumble of shacks(...)

Cars and lorries sit in traffic as striking employees of the My Ferry Link company block the A16 motorway toward the ferry port of Calais in July.

Irish hauliers are to meet with Minister of Transport Pascal Donohoe early next month to press the case for compensation over delays related to the mi(...)

The MH370 search area off the east coast of La Réunion measures 120km by 40km. Photogaph: EPA

France has launched a renewed air and sea search around the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion in the hope of finding more debris from the missing Mala(...)

Migrants walk in the direction of the Eurotunnel terminal  near Calais, northern France. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images 10:11

When several thousand Irish construction workers were involved in building the Channel Tunnel more than 25 years ago, tabloid newspapers reported o(...)

People look on  as workers disassemble an elevator on the public beach near the Saudi King’s villa in the Golfe-Juan seaside resort in Vallauris, southeastern France, on Monday. Photograph: Valery hache/AFP/Getty Images.

Saudi Arabian King Salman has left the south of France for Morocco, cutting short a planned three-week stay after a petition from some 150,000 resi(...)

Renault-Nissan has announced that it has passed a significant milestone - the group as a whole has sold 250,000 electric cars

While we await the final coming of the electric car revolution (praise be to Saint Elon) Renault-Nissan has announced that it has passed a significan(...)

The note on the Merkel phone call in 2011

German chancellor Angela Merkel admitted in a 2011 phone call that Greek debt would be unsustainable even after a second debt write-down, according to(...)

The revelation by Wikileaks that the United States spied on French president François Hollande and his two immediate predecessors has been met with a (...)

French Senate president Gerard Larcher (left), French president Francois Hollande (centre) and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius (right) attend a meeting the day after WikiLeaks revelations of US spying on French presidents, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France summoned the US ambassador on Wednesday to explain allegations by transparency lobby group WikiLeaks of what president Francois Hollande brande(...)

The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks have said in a (...)