People in Montpellier demonstrate against terrorism and pay respect to slain French teacher Samuel Paty. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo

Thousands of people gathered all over France on Sunday to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the 47-year-old schoolteacher who was stabbed to death and then (...)

European Commission’s  Michel Barnier and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: not enough progress to reach a deal with London. Photograph:  Virginia Mayo

Several European Union member states including France are stepping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit as talks with Britain reach a decisive moment.(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  elbow bumps after handing over a Welcome to French Citizenship booklet to a new French citizen during a ceremony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the republic at the Pantheon in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Julien De Rosa/AFP/Getty

“On this anniversary day, it is not so much joy which dominates as lucid gravity,” French president Emmanuel Macron said when he celebrated the 150th (...)

Edouard Philippe applauds his successor as French prime minister, Jean Castex,  during a handover ceremony at the Hotel de Matignon, the official residence of the French prime minister, in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Jeanne Frank/Bloomberg

President Emmanuel Macron has replaced Édouard Philippe, his prime minister of three years, with Jean Castex, a virtually unknown high-ranking civil s(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro: “Who are they to try to impose themselves with threats?” he said of the EU. Photograph:  EPA/Miraflores Palace Press Office

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has ordered the head of the European Union mission in Caracas to leave within 72 hours after the bloc announced sa(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath at the statue of  Charles de Gaulle at Carlton Gardens in central London on Thursday, marking the 80th anniversary of de Gaulle’s appeal to French people to resist the Nazi occupation. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

At General Charles de Gaulle’s second World War headquarters in London on Thursday, president Emmanuel Macron compared de Gaulle to Britain’s wartime (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and prime minister Edouard Philippe. A certain tension is inherent in the French system of a dual executive branch. Photograph:   Charles Platiau/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron has remained silent in France’s prolonged bout of soul-searching about its own record of police violence, instead delegating(...)

The French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, has announced there will be no professional football in the country until at least September and the 2019(...)

Two months after the first cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in France, and more than 1,300 deaths later, the epidemic has not peaked yet. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP

My friend’s children, a daughter and son-in-law in their 40s, are holed up in their apartment, aching, coughing and barely able to move or look after (...)

People hold placards stating “People’s rights have been violated and will not forget” and “Macron, it is over, get lost” at a demonstration in Marseilles. Photograph: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca

It has been a rough week for President Emmanuel Macron’s reform of the French pension system. Though his administration will ultimately succeed in for(...)

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