Strasbourg city hall candidate for the ‘Strasbourg ecologiste et citoyenne’ list Jeanne Barseghian (right) of the Europe Ecologie les Verts (EELV) green party casts her ballot at a polling station in Strasbourg  during the second round of the French mayoral elections on June 28, 2020. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP via Getty

The French environmentalist party Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV) was the biggest winner in the second round of municipal elections in France on Sund(...)

French President will meet the 150 members of the Citizens’ Convention on Climate next Monday to respond to the far-reaching, 600-page report. Photograph: Eliot Blondet/Pool via AP

French president Emmanuel Macron will receive the 150 members of the Citizens’ Convention on Climate next Monday to respond to the far-reaching, 600-p(...)

 Locals shopping on the tiny cobbled main street in the medieval city of Provins in  France. The  town is less than 100 kilometres from Paris and expects more visitors as France loosens restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 lockdown. Photograph: Tala Skari

Located 96km southeast of Paris, Provins is at the outer limit of the capital’s 100km “perimeter of liberty”, as established by the French government (...)

Prime minister Manuel Valls at the start of an extraordinary session on Syria on Tuesday: he said 1,880 French citizens or residents have joined IS. Photograph: Eric Feferbergeric/AFP

France alone will choose its targets in Syria, “but it is out of the question that our airstrikes help strengthen the regime of Bashar al-Assad,” pri(...)

Members of parliament applaud after the vote in the French National Assembly on Tuesday in favour of recognition of a Palestinian state. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

French lawmakers have urged their government to recognise Palestine, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France’s diplomatic stance but d(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls addresses  the National Assembly in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/PA

Prime minister Manuel Valls survived a confidence vote in the National Assembly yesterday by 269 votes for his government, compared to 244 votes again(...)

France’s defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives at the Hotel Matignon offices to attend a meeting with ministers and members of parliament in Paris September yesterday. France aims to build a coalition of countries to back military action against the Syrian government in response to a chemical weapons attack in Damascus, France’s prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said yesterday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The French government sought to bolster the case for military action against Syria last night, releasing a declassified summary of French intelligence(...)