Some 40 Irish people from the Stop Climate Chaos coalition (above) were allowed to continue to Paris after initially being stopped at Cherbourg on Thursday night.

Just as French foreign minister Laurent Fabius was explaining the agreement reached at the COP21 climate conference on Saturday, thousands of proteste(...)

French painter Pierre Soulages (left) and French president François Hollande attend the inauguration of a museum in Rodez. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Some 300 protesting farmers, steel workers and temporary entertainers confronted riot police in the small hilltop town of Rodez, in south-central Fran(...)