French president Emmanuel Macron leaves the voting booth during the first round of French regional and departmental elections, in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, northern France on Sunday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Pool via AP

Xavier Bertrand, the centre-right leader of the Hauts-de-France region in the north of the country, was the real winner in the weekend’s French local (...)

The French deal brings to 550 megawatts the amount of electricity produced by the green energy projects that NTR manages in Ireland, Britain and continental Europe. Photograph: iStock

Energy investor NTR has bought a €90 million wind farm in the south of France, the Irish company confirmed on Wednesday. NTR said that it had bought (...)

People sunbathing on  a beach watch smoke from a forest fire billowing into the sky in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southeastern France, on July 26th, 2017.Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of tourists have been caught up in wild fires in France which broke out this week along the French Riveria. The wildfires in south-eastern F(...)

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron poses for a selfie during a campaign visit in Sarcelles, Paris. Photograph: Martin Bureau/Reuters

The contest between the centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen for the French presidency has become a battle of image ahea(...)