A demonstrator clashes with riot policemen during the climate change protest, September 21st in Paris. Photograph:  Zakaria Abdelkafi/ AFP/Getty

French police fired tear gas and drove back protesters from streets around the Champs-Elysées and the Jardin du Luxembourg in central Paris on Saturda(...)

Parisians appeared to take the disruption in their stride, resorting massively to online work from home, ride-sharing, cycling and electric scooters. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Paris saw its most severe transport strike in 12 years on Friday, when the public transport authority RATP observed a “general mobilisation” against P(...)

The trial of strength between the French Socialist government and left-wing trade unions led by the CGT that has been severely disrupting fuel and pow(...)

Protesters clash with police in Nantes on Tuesday during a demonstration against the use of the French constitution’s article 49,3 allowing the government to bypass parliament and force through labour reforms. Photograph: AFP Photo/Jean-Sebastien Evrard

The possibility of the French government falling receded on Wednesday when left-wing frondeurs or rebels fell two short of the 58 signatures required(...)

An activist shouts slogans in front of French gendarmes during a demonstration in Paris yesterday against the labour law proposal. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

The French National Assembly yesterday began a marathon debate on the El Khomri law, intended to reform France’s 3,589-page labour code. The law, nam(...)

TV weatherman Philippe Verdier was taken off air by the France 2 channel after writing a book in which  he pooh-poohed global warming and questioned the probity of the 830 scientists who comprise the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP

If you were the head of French state television and your leading weatherman started preaching climate skepticism in the run-up to the UN climate confe(...)

French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who will be presented with the Moreau report on Friday.  Photograph: Reuters

The French government has begun to test the waters for the most explosive reform it will undertake, by leaking key provisions of the Moreau report on (...)