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Flowers are displayed at a makeshift memorial in front of the Saint Etienne church where Priest Jacques Hamel was killed on 26 July in a terror related attack, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, 28 July 2016. The two hostage takers were killed by police after they took five hostages and killed Priest Jacques Hamel. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Why France? Why has the home of the Enlightenment, of liberty, equality and fraternity become the prime western target for terrorists acting in the na(...)

French President Francois Hollande  speaks with France’s Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia (right), Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (second left) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls (left) after a meeting with the French President and representatives of religious communities at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, a day after a priest was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded in an attack on a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State, Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

French President François Hollande demonstrated interfaith unity with France’s religious leaders on Wednesday after two Islamist militants killed a Ro(...)

Adel Kermiche (19) murdered a priest during a hostage situation in a Church in northern France. Photograph: Facebook/Guardian Service

The teenage Islamic State follower who cut the throat of a Catholic priest celebrating Mass in northern France was released from prison despite being (...)

President Francois Hollande shakes hands with a French Gendarmerie reservist in training during a visit at the National Gendarmerie Training Centre in Saint Astier. Mr Hollande is under intense pressure as opponents accuse his administration of police failings over the Nice tragedy. Photograph:  Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

French legislators approved a six-month extension of emergency rule on Wednesday after last week’s truck attack on holiday crowds in Nice, the third d(...)

People hug on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice during a minute of silence on Monday, the third day of national mourning to pay tribute to victims of the truck attack  on Bastille Day. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

A few months ago, I traded Paris for the countryside of southern France. Having lived for years in the bustling Oberkampf neighbourhood in the east o(...)

A reproduction of the residence permit of Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, the man who rammed his truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice on July 14th.

Islamic State has claimed Mohamed Laouaiej-Bouhlel, the 31 year-old Tunisian who killed 84 people by mowing them down with a refrigerated lorry on Jul(...)

The French flag waves at half-mast on the roof of the French embassy in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Soeren Stache/EPA

Bastille Day is much more than simply France’s national holiday. It celebrates a day in history that ushered in a new European order. Every terroris(...)

French president François Hollande gives a televised statement following the attack in Nice. Photograph: Reuters

The French president, François Hollande, has reacted to the Nice attack by reiterating the war-like stance he took after the Islamic State attacks tha(...)

A bouquet of flowers with the message, ‘To All the Victims’ is seen as people pay tribute near the scene where a truck ran into a crowd killing more than 80 people who were celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

If the primary goal of terrorism is to engender a state of fear, then those who have repeatedly targeted France are failing in their objective – in a (...)

Forensic experts examine the scene around the truck. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty

Below are some of the deadly attacks by militants in Europe over the past two years: May 24th, 2014 - Four people are killed in a shooting at the J(...)

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