Workers protect a shop window with wood panels on the Champs-Élysées  on Friday ahead of  the eve of a protest by the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) movement. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

French security forces will deploy armoured vehicles in Paris on Saturday in anticipation of more violence and rioting by radical groups on the fringe(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron (centre) on Sunday assesses the damage from the ‘yellow vests’ protests next to the Champs Elysee in Paris. Photograph: EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron ordered his prime minister on Sunday to hold talks with political leaders and demonstrators as he sought a way out of(...)

Louis Gentilhomme, who quit as mayor of Saint-Seine-sur-Vigeannes earlier this year.  Photograph: Pierre Terdjman/New York Times

In a speech before several hundred mayors at the Élysée Palace on Wednesday evening, French president Emmanuel Macron will attempt to improve relation(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire has called for Renault chief executive Carlos Ghosn to go.

The turmoil in the global automotive industry over the arrest of Renault chief executive Carlos Ghosn deepened on Tuesday with France’s finance minste(...)

Stéphane Crouzat, French  ambassador  to Ireland,  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an indigenous woman from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad, and  Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice at the  climate change conference in Trinity College, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The rights of communities in the midlands who have depended on its bogs for a living over many decades need to be protected as Bord na Móna gets out o(...)

Citizens wear traditional costumes outside the venue for the closing meeting of the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) campaign for a ‘yes’ to New Caledonia’s independence from France in Noumea, on the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, on October 30th, 2018 Photograph: Theo Rouby/AFP/Getty

One of the last chapters in French colonial history will be written on Sunday when 175,000 voters in the French territory of New Caledonia, 17,000km f(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with  French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris on Wednesday

Talks between the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris on Wednesday focused(...)

The kingdom’s claim that Jamal  Khashoggi (pictured) died in a “fistfight” was met with international scepticism and allegations of a cover-up to absolve the 33-year-old crown prince of direct responsibility. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears primed to assemble two weeks of leaks, insinuation and police evidence in an explosive speech in the Turkish parliament o(...)

Nantes, France. The skills shortage is particularly acute in digital, according to Matthieu Thibault, president of DSMI, an IT infrastructure company based near Nantes and employs about 70 people. Photograph: iStock

In a factory near the town of Cholet, some 50km from Nantes in the west of France, large blocks of clay are being shaped, dried out and finally fired (...)

Peugeot’s stunning concept car, the e-Legend coupe

The Paris motor show 2018 has been more low key than in previous years, due to some big name car companies ignoring the event. However, that seems to (...)

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