French president Emmanuel Macron talks to the president of the Corsican executive council, Gilles Simeoni,  after his speech at the Alb’Oru cultural centre in Bastia, Corsica. Photograph: Benoit Tessier

Corsican nationalist leaders sat stoney-faced in the front row of the cultural centre in Bastia while French president Emmanuel Macron delivered his s(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron greets Claude Érignac’s widow, Dominique, and  children Charles-Antoine and Marie-Christophine in Ajaccio, Corsica. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron adopted a hard line against Corsican nationalists in his tribute to Claude Érignac, the French prefect who was assass(...)