Geert Wilders (Dutch PVV), Frauke Petry (AfD) and Marine Le Pen (French Front National) speak to the media during a conference of European right-wing parties on Saturday in Koblenz, Germany. Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged European voters to follow the example of Americans and the British and “wake up” in 2017 at a meeting of (...)

French CRS police patrol on the walkway above a public beach after the Bastille Day truck attack. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Normally, after the parties of Bastille Day, the French begin drifting off on holiday. People disappear to country homes, beaches or resorts where th(...)

A man reads a copy of Charlie Hebdo’s one-year anniversary edition near the makeshift memorial site on Place de la Republique in Paris on 6th January 2016. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

France is paying tribute to the victims of the killings at Charlie Hebdo magazine,after what president Francois Hollande has called “a terrible year”.(...)

President of the French far-right Front National party Marine Le Pen (left) is kissed by a woman in Brachay in northeastern France. Photograph: Francois Nascimbeni/AFP/Getty Images

The jihadists who leave France to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria symbolise an Islamist “fifth column” within France, perhaps the most po(...)