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 Mathematician and politician Cedric Villani. It’s hard to see how Emmanuel Macron’s party could endorse Villani, two weeks after it expelled him for insubordination. File photograph:  Eric Fougere/Corbis via Getty Images

The dissident candidate for mayor of Paris, Cédric Villani, expressed support for his former rival Benjamin Griveaux, less than two hours after Emmanu(...)

 Candidate for the Paris 2020 municipal election Benjamin Griveaux. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

To understand the stakes in France’s municipal elections next month, it helps to recall Emmanuel Macron’s May 2017 presidential victory, when he swept(...)

Getting ratty. Geoffroy Boulard, mayor of Paris’s 17th arrondissement, has organised vigilantes to hunt down rodents in his district. And rats are likely to be an issue in municipal elections next March.

During a recent visit from California, my big brother Bob used his jet lag to go for late night cigar-smoking walks along the Seine. “You wouldn’t be(...)

Consultant Patrick Palem checks statues removed from the spire of  Notre Dame ahead of the fire. Photograph: Regis Duvignau

Four-hundred-year-old paintings hung high inside Notre Dame were damaged by the immense fire that engulfed the Paris cathedral, but emergency workers (...)

A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

Photograph taken in January 2018 shows French president Emmanuel Macron shaking hands with Archbishop Luigi Ventura at the Élysée Palace in Paris. File photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

French authorities are investigating allegations that the Vatican’s ambassador to France molested a junior official in Paris’s City Hall, a City Hall (...)

Under French law, home owners in Paris can rent their places on short-term rental platforms for as many as 120 days in a year. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Airbnb said rules for short-term tourist rentals in Paris are excessively bureaucratic and might breach European Union standards, as the city’s author(...)

In Dunkirk, northern France, buses were painted bright colours to mark the new free-fare system.
Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

The first fare-free public transport system was set up in a suburb of Los Angeles in 1962. Bologna experimented with free transport in the 1970s, when(...)

Protesters wearing yellow vests take part in a demonstration below the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Numerous violent incidents broke out in Paris on Saturday during the fourth weekly demonstration by gilets jaunes protesters wearing yellow high visib(...)

Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the alliance between Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors: “Diesel is condemned because policymakers have condemned diesel. That is it.”

Changing government policies over diesel have “condemned” the fuel by leaving car buyers afraid of feeling “trapped” with vehicles they cannot sell, t(...)

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