France’s prime minister Edouard Philippe looks set to achieve his aim of securing a majority of seats in the National Assembly for new president Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The campaign for next month’s legislative elections in France officially opened on Monday, two weeks and a day after the centrist Emmanuel Macron won (...)

French-born pimp and defendant Dominique Alderweireld arriving at the Lille courthouse as the “Carlton” case trial began on Monday. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in a car with tinted windows for the first day of his trial for “aggravated pimping”. He was driven into a car park ben(...)

Gunmen flee the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in this still image taken from amateur video shot on January 7, 2015, and obtained by Reuters.

The killers arrived between 11.00am and 11.30am local time yesterday, when the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, known for its provocative cartoons mock(...)