A man waits on a train platform  in Marseille beside a train belonging to the state-owned railway company SNCF. File photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

The playwright Georges Courteline made French civil servants the object of ridicule in his 1893 play Messieurs les ronds-de-cuir, named after the roun(...)

Defenders of drones point out their accuracy, but a real-life example is given in Phoenix. A painter friend of one of the dancers was carrying a tube with a rolled-up canvas, but was mistaken for a soldier and killed by a drone

Drones are both harmless toys and deadly weapons. In Phoenix, French choreographer Éric Mihn Cuong Castaing brings these two extremes into the theatre(...)

File photograph of French  officers. French anti-terrorism police have arrested a small group with Islamist militant ties File photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

French anti-terrorism police arrested a small group with Islamist militant ties on Wednesday, over suspicions that one of them may have been planning (...)

Hostages (including a baby) hide inside one of the food freezer during the Hyper Cacher supermarket in the Porte de Vincennes area of Paris

The unity march that brought an estimated 3.7 million people on to the streets of France transformed one of the most traumatic and horrific sequences (...)