French prime minister Jean Castex  presenting the  France Relance crisis recovery plan for the economy. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty

The French word for recovery rhymes with France, which gave the government the snappy name of France Relance for an ambitious €100 billion Covid recov(...)

Residents line up during a food distribution by volunteers from the Aclefeu association in Clichy-sous-Bois near Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The immigrant banlieues on the outskirts of French cities have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. “An effective lockdown is near(...)

Professor Didier Raoult, the maverick virologist who says chloroquine cures coronavirus

We could know within two weeks whether Professor Didier Raoult, the French virologist who heads the Mediterranean infectious and tropical disease inst(...)