French president Emmanuel Macron addresses the nation about the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The French government hopes to make a tracing app an integral part of its exit strategy from lockdown, along with more widespread use of testing and s(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron promised overtime payments and a ‘gratitude bonus’ to medical personnel. Photograph: Getty

France is “only at the beginning” of the coronavirus epidemic, said President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday night. “But we will hold on . . . because w(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron’s reluctance to get involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict contrasts with his energetic diplomacy on other issues. Photograph: Yoan Valat/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron is travelling to Jerusalem to participate in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi (...)

President of the French National Assembly Richard Ferrand is the fourth-ranking official in the republic. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the French national assembly, Richard Ferrand, has been formally placed under investigation by three judges on suspicion of illegally(...)

Alexandre Holroyd: ‘We should do anything in our power to have an orderly Brexit, whatever that means, a structured Brexit that doesn’t create crisis on either side of the Channel or in Ireland’

Alexandre Holroyd, age 31, is the Franco-British son of a British businessman and a French speech therapist. He grew up in the Little Paris neighbourh(...)

Manuel Valls during a demonstration to support the unity of Spain in Barcelona. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

Manuel Valls was born 56 years ago in Barcelona, but his Swiss mother and Catalan father, a well-known painter, moved to Paris to escape Franco’s rule(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron presented long lists of things the EU could do in speeches in Athens and at the Sorbonne last year. Tuesday’s address to th(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron received German chancellor Angela Merkel at the Élysée Palace on Friday to discuss what Mr Macron calls the “renaissa(...)

Prime minister and vice-president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, meets  French president Emmanuel Macron in Dubai today. Photograph: Dubai Media Office/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron has claimed victory over the Islamic State terror group, two years after the attacks in Paris in which 130 people wer(...)

Demonstrators hold banners during a demonstration of the “C’e chi dice no” (some say no) movement calling for a “no” vote to the Italian referendum on constitutional reform which took place earlier this month. The referendum was rejected which led to the resignation of Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In a time of great political turmoil both within nations and internationally it is not surprising that the terminology of political commentary in the (...)

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