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French president Francois Hollande and labour minister Myriam El Khomri (behind him) on a visit on Tuesday to the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty

The suburbs on the outskirts of Paris continue to be the scene of nightly clashes between police and youths from immigrant background, following the a(...)

French right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon with his wife Penelope during a rally in Paris last November.  Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

The campaign of Francois Fillon, the frontrunner in the French presidential campaign, is in danger, after the satirical weekly Canard Enchaîné reveale(...)

Soldier at the Louvre in Paris. More than 90,000 police and soldiers will be on duty across France over the holiday. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Major western cities are tightening security for New Year’s Eve celebrations amid continuing terrorism fears, with authorities particularly concerned (...)

Newly appointed French prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve: This is the second time that he  has followed Valls, having replaced him at the interior ministry when Valls became prime minister in  2014 . Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty

One of the chief virtues of Bernard Cazeneuve, who was appointed by French president François Hollande to succeed Manuel Valls as prime minister on T(...)

French president François Hollande arriving at the EU Summit in Brussels on June 28th. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

In the wake of the Brexit vote, French leaders appear to be infused with a quixotic belief that they can save Europe. “France has a particular respo(...)

 Riot police charge protesters amid a clouds of tear gas during a demonstration in Paris, France,  May 26th, 2016. The demonstration took  place as part of widespread protests against the French government’s labour reform project. Photograph: Jeremy Lempin/EPA

The Euro 2016 football tournament is scheduled to begin two weeks from today. It is difficult to imagine how 51 matches in the month-long tournament(...)

Sex workers protest against the  parliamentary vote to enforce the penalisation of solicitation, near the French parliament in Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

France is to make it illegal to pay for sex after MPs finally approved a new legislation on prostitution following more than two years of rows and op(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday about the migration crisis. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

Yesterday’s debate in the National Assembly regarding Europe’s migration crisis was surprisingly tepid, considering that immigration is the most explo(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls delivers a government statement on Greece at the National Assembly in Paris. France would do all it could to keep Greece in the euro zone, he said on Wednesday. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

French prime minister Manuel Valls fervently opposes the expulsion of Greece from the euro zone and says that rescheduling or writing down Greek debt (...)

French President François Hollande meets with parliamentarians at the Elysée Palace in Paris after revelations of US spying on French presidents. Photograph: Charles Platiau/AFP/Getty Images

French politicians yesterday vied to see who could make the most morally outraged statements about past spying by the US National Security Agency on F(...)

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