Taxi drivers stand next to their cabs lined up at Castellane Square during a protest against private hire services in Marseille, southern France, on January 28, 2016. Taxi drivers are angry at competition from taxi app company Uber. Photograph: Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Imagine,” said the London cabbie, “that Uber had been operating for 20 years. And I came along with my black cab. My product was less comfortable, you(...)

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, pay tribute to the victims of November 13th terror attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The French writer and statesman André Malraux allegedly predicted that “the 21st century will be a century of religion or it will not be at all.” Th(...)

‘Voitures sans permis’: drivers as young as 14 can slip behind the wheel of one of these vehicles

They look like toy cars, trundling around with a faint haze of barely filtered exhaust hanging behind them. Some appear to be barely more than an amb(...)

A minute’s silence in Paris for the victims of the November terror attacks which claimed the lives of 130 people. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

It was as if the nightmares of New York on 9/11, Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005 had returned with a vengeance. Jihadist attacks opened and closed 2(...)

Costumed activists demonstrate near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris,  during the COP21  United Nations Climate Change Conference. Participating nations agreed to keep global temperature rises below 2 degrees. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Is the Paris agreement a breakthrough in the struggle to limit the risks of climate change, as weary negotiators claim? Or is it just another way stat(...)

Irish veteran John O’Mahony, who was named Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

An Irish veteran of the second World War has expressed his gratitude to the French government after they awarded him the Legion d’Honneur for his role(...)

Performers wearing effigies of world leaders (From L) German chancellor Angela Merkel, China’s president Xi Jinping, US president Barack Obama, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and French president Francois Hollande gather for a breakfast organized by Oxfam NGO in Paris, on the eve of the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/ AFP/Getty Images

France has put 24 green activists under house arrest ahead of the United Nations climate talks, using emergency laws put in place following the(...)

Security staff at work at the site of the COP21 climate summit at Le Bourget, near Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Security will be stepped up for the global climate summit in Paris, with civil and military forces deployed to guard the venue where 140 world leaders(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he had been briefed this morning by  the national security committee. Photograph: Collins

The Government is prepared to send additional Irish troops to Mali or Lebanon in order to relieve French soldiers who will be sent to fight Islamic St(...)

“You are defending Russia and its citizens,” Vladimir  Putin told military chiefs. “I want to thank you for your service and wish you luck.” Photograph: Alexei Nikolskyi/Sputnik/Kremlin

Russian president Vladimir Putin has vowed to hunt down those responsible for blowing up an aircraft over Egypt and has intensified air strikes agains(...)