A demonstrator stands near fire in Toulouse during a protest against police brutality. Photograph: Getty Images

Protesters clashed with police in southern France on Saturday over the death of a young activist killed by a police grenade, in the latest of a series(...)

President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government expects growth of just 0.4 per cent this year

France’s economy is on course to grow 0.1 per cent in the final quarter of the year, led by modest gains in industrial and services activity, the cent(...)

For the second time in four months French President François Hollande has reshuffled his Socialist government, this time in response to a cabinet spli(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: former Luxembourg prime minister is favourite to be EPP candidate

European centre-right leaders will decide today in Dublin between Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker and French EU commissioner Mi(...)

Venezuelan opposition representatives by Gran Polo Patriotico speak during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government to reject violence of recent days in the country and to ask the parliamentary immunity for opposition leader Maria Corina Machado. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrezz/EPA

Venezuela’s jailed protest leader urged supporters today to keep demonstrating peacefully against President Nicolas Maduro despite violence tha(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro shout during a rally in support of his government in Caracas today. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters
Venezuela opposition leader arrested
  • World
  • February 18, 2014, 21:03

Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela’s capital today after troops arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on char(...)

Thousands of people march in protest at a government plan to limit abortions in Madrid today. Photograph: Reuters

Thousands of people marched in Spain’s capital today to protest against a government plan to limit abortions that has caused unusually open divisions(...)

French President François Hollande and Pope Francis: what will the two men have to say to one another? Photographs: EPA

When Pope Francis receives French President Francois Hollande in a private Vatican audience on Friday, what will the two men have to say to one anothe(...)

French minister for women’s rights  Najat Vallaud-Belkacem reacts after the parliament adopted a ban on paying for sexPhotograph: Yoan Valat/EPA.

The French lower house of parliament passed a reform of prostitution law on today imposing fines on clients, a shift to tougher rules which has split(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro attends a meeting with  in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia/Reuters.

A Venezuelan state agency has ordered the temporary takeover of a factory that produces toilet paper in what it called an effort to ensure consistent (...)

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