French prime minister Jean Castex  presenting the  France Relance crisis recovery plan for the economy. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty

The French word for recovery rhymes with France, which gave the government the snappy name of France Relance for an ambitious €100 billion Covid recov(...)

Newly named French prime minister Jean Castex: President Emmanuel Macron appointed him as the country focuses on reviving an economy hard-hit by pandemic and lockdown. Photograph: Michel Euler

The first cabinet meeting of a new French government that leans heavily to the right will take place at the Élysée Palace on Tuesday. The cabinet ann(...)

Former French president and candidate for next year’s presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy: “The climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years. Man alone is not responsible for this change,” he declared in a speech for the Institut de l’enterprise seen by AFP. Photograph:    Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Former French president and candidate for next year’s presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy has joined the ranks of Donald Trump and Danny Healy-Rae a(...)

Former French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault: to succeed Laurent Fabius as foreign minister. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

French president François Hollande on Thursday appointed former prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to succeed Laurent Fabius as foreign minister and bro(...)