Germany’s Marcel Kittel celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Germany’s Andre Greipel at the end of the sixth stage of the Tour de France between Vesoul and Troyes. Photograph: Getty Images

En route to Troyes the Tour witnessed something new: a cyclist wearing a yellow jersey, riding along a tightrope suspended high above a field on a roa(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron leaves a polling booth with his ballot shortly before casting his vote in the second round of the French legislative elections at the City Hall in Le Touquet, France. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/EPA

Voters turned out in low numbers on Sunday in the second round of France’s parliamentary election, where president Emmanuel Macron is expected to win (...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit Yad Vashem, the official Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, on May 23rd. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

It’s hard to imagine US president Donald Trump ever introducing himself to a roomful of reporters as “the man who accompanied Melania Trump to Rome”. (...)

 French President Emmanuel Macron during his formal inauguration ceremony  in the  Elysee presidential Palace. Photograph: Francois Mori/AFP/Getty Images

There were smiles and tears, solemnity and joy, in the salle des fêtes for Emmanuel Macron’s inauguration. Laurent Fabius, the president of the Const(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux wave to French President Francois Hollande  as he leaves after the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took power as president of France on Sunday in a sumptuous inauguration ceremony in the Elysee Palace presidential residence(...)

A horse rears as France’s new president Emmanuel Macron parades in a car on the Champs-Élysées after his formal inauguration ceremony in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty Images

The newly elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, promised to restore France’s battered self-confidence in a brief inaugural address at the Élysée (...)

Much of France, Europe and the world heaved a huge sigh of relief last night when the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron won a landslide victory in (...)

Emmanuel Macron: “I practise benevolence. I have never said a negative sentence against anyone.” Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

The newly elected president Emmanuel Macron faces the near impossible challenge of reversing France’s decline and reconciling a deeply divided populat(...)

Emmanuel Macron: “Because he has never been a politician, there is a naive side to him.” Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

The winner of the second round of the French presidential election this Sunday will go on to fight what is commonly referred to as “the third round” i(...)

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron (right) shakes hands with Etienne Cardiles, the partner of  policeman Xavier Jugelé, who was killed in a terrorist attack  on the Champs Élysees, during a ceremony in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

French presidential favourite Emmanuel Macron came under fire from both potential allies and his run-off rival Marine Le Pen on Tuesday for acting as (...)

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