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The incumbent mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, arrives to deliver a speech after winning the second round of the French municipal elections on Sunday. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

The Greens were the clear winners in the second round of France’s municipal elections on Sunday, but theirs is an ambiguous victory. The environmental(...)

 Frederic Pechier has denied any wrongdoing but the prosecution has asked that he be kept under arrest ahead of trial, where he will face a life sentence. File photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty

An anaesthetist in the French eastern city of Besancon is suspected of poisoning patients during surgery to trigger heart failures and then heroically(...)

A Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protester holds the  French tricolour. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

Dozens of masked and hooded anarchists clashed with riot police in Paris on Wednesday, burning bins, smashing property and hurling bottles and rocks,(...)