The British patrol ships are of a type that is generally armed with 20mm and 30mm guns and can carry 45 crew with as many as 50 Royal Marines, according to the ministry of defence website. File photograph: Getty Images

French fishermen have ended their protest off Jersey’s main port of St Hellier after talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has seen Britain and Fran(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: Polls indicate he  would win 54 per cent of the vote in a presidential run-off, against 46 per cent for Marine Le Pen. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

One year before the French presidential election, the most plausible scenario is that President Emmanuel Macron will win re-election after defeating t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron, who has tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Charles Platiau/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the latest world leader to be diagnosed with the disease and prompting sev(...)

Michel Zecler talks to media outside the IGPN (France’s National Police General Inspectorate) as he arrives to press charges after he was repeatedly beaten by police. Photograph via AFP/Getty

President Emmanuel Macron on Monday summoned prime minister Jean Castex, interior minister Gérald Darmanin and justice minister Eric Dupond-Moretti to(...)

 Police officers evacuate migrants from a makeshift camp on Place de la République in Paris on Monday night. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French police have come under severe criticism for the violent dismantling of a makeshift migrant camp on the symbolic Place de la République, less th(...)

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(...)

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