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(...)

A French police officer stands guard by the Eiffel tower. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

French police believe the jihadist gang that carried out eight coordinated attacks in Paris may have planned to strike another target in the city but(...)

  A handout picture provided by the French ministry of interior   shows police forces during a police assault in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on November 18th.   Photograph: Jerome Groisard/Dicom/Ministry of Interior/EPA

A tip-off from Moroccan intelligence services helped French police locate the suspected architect of last Friday’s atrocities in Paris. Abdelhamid A(...)

French President Francois Hollande: Was left clearly shaken by the attacks. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In the United States, the turning point that defined George W Bush’s presidency is captured in a single famous photograph. Taken on the morning of Sep(...)

A woman lights candles at a makeshift memorial for the victims of a series of deadly attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique  on November 20th, 2015, one week after a series of deadly terror attacks in the French capital. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

France will be on a state of high alert until well into the new year after the country’s senate voted to extend a state of emergency for three months (...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls addresses parliament in Paris. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

EU states will move today to strengthen controls at the EU’s external borders and enhance monitoring of people’s movement within the bloc after it was(...)

French president François Hollande reviews troops  in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides, Paris, yesterday. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

France’s National Assembly voted overwhelmingly to extend a state of emergency and to make it easier to place suspects under house arrest. By 551 vo(...)

French soldiers patrol near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris: dozens of armed soldiers outnumber the tourists taking pictures of the famous façade. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP Photo

Restaurants and cafes are closing early, tourists have all but vanished from the department stores and hotel bookings have fallen by half. The street(...)

Stade de France stadium: “The Euros will take place under maximum security,” the French sports minister said.  Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

French authorities are considering installing airport-style security scanners at all stadium turnstiles for the European Championships next summer. Th(...)

French special forces and medical vehicles  on rue de la Republique in Saint-Denis, north of central Paris. Photograph: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Ait Kamel (28) had just left a friend’s apartment in Saint-Denis, north of central Paris, and was passing a KFC on rue de la République when he heard (...)