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 president Emmanuel Macron and Chinese president Xi Jinping shake hands after a joint press briefing at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/Getty Images

President Xi Jinping and Emmanuel Macron sealed a flurry of multimillion euro business deals during the French president’s first official visit to Chi(...)

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(...)