People outside Saint Sulpice  participate in the Chrism Mass as part of Holy Week, as bells ring in tribute to Notre Dame Cathedral. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

Bells rang all over France in a magnificent homage to Notre Dame cathedral at 6.50pm on Wednesday, 48 hours after a devastating fire broke out in the (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  during a welcome ceremony prior to a meeting with Prince Albert II of Monaco in Monte Carlo on Sunday.  Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron is stretching his political philosophy of constructive ambiguity to the limit during the state visit of the Chinese p(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron with Gérard Collomb, who has resigned from his role as  interior minister.   Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

The departure of French interior minister Gérard Collomb is considered the most serious crisis of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency, and marks the third ti(...)

French singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour: died in his home in Alpilles in southeastern France. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/AFP/Getty

Tributes are pouring in to Charles Aznavour, the great French popular singer, who died early on Monday at his home in southern France, aged 94. Know(...)

Predictions that French president Emmanuel Macron would back down when he reformed the labour code and the SNCF railway system proved false. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Before he left his summer residence at the Fort de Brégançon for Paris, after a three-week break, French president Emmanuel Macron mingled with a crow(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and French president Emmanuel Macron. “I imagine Macron will tell Theresa May ‘we will be as constructive as we can, but Monsieur Barnier will tell you our position’,” said a European diplomat

British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip will break off their summer holiday on Friday to call on Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron at the(...)

British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has appealed over the heads of Brussels negotiators directly to France and Germany to try to force the Europ(...)

White House welcome: Donald and Melania Trump before a state dinner with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and first lady, Brigitte Macron. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

She is married to the most powerful man in the world. She does her duty and remains silent as he utters falsehoods, hurls insults and admits paying hu(...)

‘Meghan Markle is very considered in her choice of what she wears, and understands the soft power fashion can have’: Meghan Markle  attends an Anzac Day  service. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen,  Getty Images

A week ago, Meghan Markle finally walked down the wedding aisle, resplendent in a lacy, sparkling white dress. It was, of course, the “Suits” season f(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron walk to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, during the first state visit of Trump’s presidency. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

There may have been a full-scale military salute to welcome the new royal baby in London on Tuesday, but US president Donald Trump showed that he can (...)

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